Accelrys launches Pipeline Pilot 8.0 to Enable the Scientific Enterprise

14 May 2010

Accelrys, Inc's new release of its R&D informatics platform, Pipeline Pilot 8.0, supports a greater number of scientists and researchers working individually or as collaborative teams across the wider scientific R&D enterprise.

Research organizations can now utilize a single informatics platform across their entire R&D enterprise enabling scientists to work more efficiently and collaboratively, automating scientific workflows and capturing institutional best practices, while reducing associated operating costs.

"As a result of implementing Pipeline Pilot, we experienced 2.5 times the throughput on loading and scoring compounds, saved on IT labour costs due to the ease of maintenance, and reduced our software licensing fees on other point products," said Neil Kirby, discovery information manager, Dow AgroSciences. "Pipeline Pilot is one of the few products I've seen that people really want to use to do their jobs — it makes things that are otherwise awkward to do easier and lets people get to their data quickly and flexibly."

Accelrys Pipeline Pilot is a comprehensive scientific informatics platform and is used by more than 1,200 of the world's top research-driven organizations to improve the productivity of individual and teams of scientists. It enables the scientific enterprise with the introduction of new capabilities including: enhanced rapid application development and deployment; enterprise-class performance and scalability; enhanced security and administration; improved reporting and collaboration; and an expanded set of scientific protocol collections.

Bruce Lefker, Research Fellow at Pfizer, said, "The team built an integrated data analysis, collaboration, and workflow system for medicinal chemistry project teams using Pipeline Pilot. A series of automated processes were built to gather, integrate, and store real and virtual molecules and their measured and calculated properties.

"All data for both real and virtual compounds of interest to the project team are brought together in a single user interface in the Project-Focused Activity and Knowledge Tracker (PFAKT) application, enhancing decision-making, improving team communication, and increasing efficiency through the medicinal chemistry design cycle."

Accelrys has also improved its integration with Microsoft(R) Office SharePoint(R) Server 2007, making it easier to deploy protocol applications, scientific research papers and reports for wider use across the R&D enterprise, enabling more effective collaboration and improving productivity.

"Scientific research organizations are increasingly looking to collaboration tools to enable researchers to work more closely together to bring new products to market more quickly than ever before," said Michael Naimoli, director, US life sciences industry solutions, Microsoft. "With the SharePoint integration improvements in Accelrys' solution, users can more seamlessly access, share and update critical research data in real-time in order to further accelerate critical scientific research and development."

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