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Accelrys, Inc. : New Release of Accelrys Materials Studio Boosts Value of Modeling and Simulation in Scientific Innovation

12/12/2013 | 08:01am EDT

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management solutions, today announced the release of the Accelrys Materials Studio(®) 7.0 modeling and simulation environment for chemists, polymer scientists and other materials scientists. The latest release contains enhancements in quantum mechanics, classical simulation, usability, visualization and collaboration, enabling scientists to engineer better performing and more cost-effective materials across a wide range of applications including pharmaceuticals, catalysts, polymers, composites, metals, alloys, batteries, fuel cells and more.

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Accelrys Materials Studio 7.0 also extends computational science across more people by enabling project teams to model and evaluate materials performance and behavior using best-practice protocols developed by computational experts and shared with project teams across all stages of the scientific innovation lifecycle, from lab to commercialization. Studies have shown that the use of advanced modeling and simulation software can greatly reduce the number of experiments required to introduce new materials while also improving return on investment and time to market.

"Accelrys Materials Studio 7.0 delivers more science and more applications to more people," said Leif Pedersen, senior vice president, marketing, product management and corporate development, Accelrys. "New scientific capabilities and productivity improvements in the latest release of Accelrys' industry-leading materials modeling and simulation software will help scientists screen more materials faster, with greater accuracy and less effort, saving time and resources while accelerating innovation across a broad range of consumer and commercial products."

Accelrys Materials Studio 7.0 provides best-in-class, multi-scale modeling in a single unified environment supporting:

    --  More Science: Advancements in solubility property prediction of solvents
        and polymers;  new forcefield types extending "classical simulation"
        capabilities to include ionic liquids and improved parameters for
        heterocyclic systems; increased electron transport prediction properties
        such as transmission and current-voltage curves; faster core performance
        enabling faster, more accurate studies.
    --  More Applications: Improved solubility property prediction provides
        better understanding of solvation properties with implications for
        specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods and food &
        beverages; extended forcefields enable scientists to study more
        materials with greater accuracy; understanding properties of electronic
        materials such as organic light-emitting diodes enables scientists to
        study new materials in the areas of electronics and fuel cell
        development.
    --  More People: New script functionality and continued integration with the
        Accelrys Enterprise Platform and Accelrys Pipeline Pilot scientific
        workflow authoring application extends Materials Studio use "beyond the
        experts," enabling computational scientists to quickly create and deploy
        new tools and methods to other team members.

Accelrys Materials Studio enables scientists to perform highly complex materials research easily and efficiently using multi-scale simulation methods to construct, manipulate and view models of molecules, crystalline materials, surfaces, polymers and mesoscale structures. By understanding and predicting the relationships between a material's atomic and molecular structure and its properties and behaviors, materials scientists can develop better performing materials of all types faster and more efficiently than with test and experimentation alone. The computational methods provided by Materials Studio have been validated in many publications by scientists around the world.

To learn more about modeling and simulation advancements with Accelrys Materials Studio 7.0, register for the complimentary webinar entitled "What's New in Materials Studio 7.0: "More Science. More Applications. More People." scheduled for Dec. 19, 2013.

About Accelrys, Inc.
Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management solutions, supports industries and organizations that rely on scientific innovation to differentiate themselves. The industry-leading Accelrys Enterprise Platform provides a broad and flexible scientific solution optimized to integrate the diversity of science, experimental processes and information requirements across the research, development, process scale-up and manufacturing phases of product development. By incorporating capabilities in applications for modeling and simulation, enterprise lab management, workflow and automation, and data management and informatics, Accelrys enables scientific innovators to access, organize, analyze and share data in unprecedented ways, ultimately enhancing innovation, improving productivity and compliance, reducing costs and speeding time from lab to market.

Accelrys solutions are used by more than 1,300 companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, chemicals, aerospace, consumer packaged goods and industrial products industries. Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, Accelrys employs more than 200 full-time PhD scientists. For more information about Accelrys, visit www.accelrys.com.

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Image with caption: "Angles calculated between best-fit planes for Disperse Red dye give quantitative information on crystal packing." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131212/MM32323-a

Image with caption: "Estimate solubility of molecules in solvents using free energy of solvation." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131212/MM32323-b

Image with caption: "Nanotube transport device showing the effect of a nitrogen defect on electron transport." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131212/MM32323-c

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