Volume 92 Issue 5 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 3, 2014 | Web Date: February 2, 2014

Accelrys Acquired By French Software Firm

Lab Automation: Dassault Systèmes acquires laboratory information management software firm
Department: Business
Keywords: lab automation software, product lifecycle management

Accelrys, a leading supplier of laboratory information management systems, has agreed to be acquired by Dassault Systèmes, a French specialist in product life-cycle management software. The stock transaction is worth $750 million.

The deal comes in a run of acquisitions in the scientific software market in which Accelrys has been an acquirer. Since 2010, the San Diego-based company has expanded its core Pipeline Pilot software, purchasing two electronic laboratory notebook . . .

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