Volume 90 Issue 19 | pp. 11-14
Issue Date: May 7, 2012

Cover Story

The Battle For The Lab

Armed with electronic laboratory notebooks, software suppliers launch visions of comprehensive research informatics networks
Department: Business
Keywords: Software, electronic laboratory notebook, pharmaceutical, SAP

Accelrys, a supplier of research informatics software, issued a press release last month that did not report any news about the company. Nor did it introduce new software. Instead, the release issued a challenge to the life sciences research sector “to close the productivity gap from innovation through commercialization that is slowing product development and time-to-market and hampering competitiveness for science-driven organizations.”

Couched in Cold War rhetoric, Accelrys’ call to action targeted companies “developing products . . .

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