SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, announced at Pittcon 2013 a strategic partnership with U.S. Data Management (USDM), a global regulatory compliance and risk management consulting firm focused exclusively on the life sciences industry. The partnership between Accelrys and USDM helps life sciences organizations achieve operational excellence in product development and technology transfer from lab to plant. In addition, the partnership supports the launch of the new process-centric Accelrys LIMS (also announced at Pittcon 2013) by helping organizations maintain compliance with regulatory and quality guidelines while improving product quality, increasing operational efficiencies and accelerating innovation in the scale-up, manufacturing and compliance stages of product commercialization.
"Accelrys partnering with USDM is a win-win for life sciences organizations in regulated environments," said Ken Rapp, managing director of Accelrys ADQM Solutions. "The combination of Accelrys' market-leading process management and compliance products and services with USDM's best-practice regulatory compliance and risk management solutions returns data control and process monitoring to the scientists who are in need of harmonized capabilities in these critical areas."
"USDM is excited to partner with Accelrys to bring innovation to the lab," said Diane Gleinser, vice president of USDM's Laboratory Practice. "Accelrys' products, combined with USDM's regulatory knowledge and life science experience, are changing the way labs operate. Efficiency and compliance now go hand in hand to reduce costs and increase productivity."
The partnership between Accelrys and USDM enhances Accelrys' Process Management and Compliance Suite of software products and services for life sciences organizations requiring best practice regulatory compliance and risk management solutions. Components of the Accelrys Process Management and Compliance Suite include the Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), Accelrys Lab Execution System (LES), Accelrys Electronic Batch Records (EBR), Accelrys Discoverant Process Monitoring Informatics and a new Laboratory Information Management System (Accelrys LIMS) with applications supporting environmental monitoring, inventory management, metrology and calibration management, stability management, sample/specification management and work request management — all built upon or integrated with the scientifically aware Accelrys Enterprise Platform.
Supporting these technology offerings, USDM brings a strong, proven professional services organization to assist customers in qualification, validation, auditing, risk management and other compliance-related projects, including implementation and IT architecture services for Accelrys LIMS. Together, the Accelrys and USDM team will perform all needed preliminary project/business needs assessments, piloting of the solution, initial deployments with qualification/validation and roll-out to the customer site, multiple sites or global operations.
To learn more about the new partnership between Accelrys and USDM, drop by Accelrys booth 1810 at Pittcon 2013.
About Accelrys, Inc.
Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, 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 early 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.
USDM is a leading global regulatory consulting firm providing compliance, business intelligence, validation, qualification, quality, auditing, and IT services to our clients in the life sciences industries. USDM has partnerships, expertise and solutions for critical Life Science technologies -- Oracle, SAP, ServiceMax, Salesforce, Microsoft and others. USDM has more than 12 years of experience supplying our clients with compliant solutions in each phase of their drug and product development cycle, partnering with best of breed ISVs to help companies unify and optimize their business and compliance processes. For more information about USDM, visit www.usdm.com.
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