Accelrys and Agilent Technologies Enter Into Comprehensive Resale Agreement
Accelrys Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL) and Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced they have entered into a comprehensive resale agreement to enable the licensing and integration of their informatics products. The partnership covers the breadth of informatics portfolios of both companies and will enable customers in the pharmaceutical industry to enjoy unprecedented integration of laboratory data, experimental results and insights across the enterprise.
“This partnership will enable unparalleled integration of informatics products,” said Bruce von Herrmann, Agilent vice president and general manager, Informatics Division. “It will significantly benefit pharmaceutical companies that want to spend less time integrating existing informatics solutions and more time developing new, more effective medicines.”
Agilent and Accelrys will offer compatible and enhanced solutions incorporating their respective portfolios of informatics products. Accelrys will resell OpenLAB Enterprise Content Manager, Kalabie Electronic Lab Notebook, and GeneSpring gene expression solutions. Agilent will resell Accord cheminformatics solutions and Pipeline Pilot Scientific Operating Platform solutions.
“Partnering with Agilent allows us to provide a broader range of scientific business-intelligence solutions to our pharmaceutical customers,” said Mark J. Emkjer, president and chief executive officer, Accelrys. “We’re enabling them to gain deeper insights and make more informed decisions from their scientific data across the research and development continuum. Agilent’s strength in Laboratory Informatics, QA/QC and manufacturing are a natural complement to Accelrys’ expertise in research, early development and scientific data management,”
The combined solutions can be seen at the following events:
the Agilent Worldwide Laboratory Informatics Conference in Berlin on Sept. 25-26;
the ELNs - IQPC conference in Brussels on Sept. 26; and
the Accord Informatics and Scitegic Pipeline Pilot user group meeting in Pistoia, Italy, Oct. 9-12.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2006. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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