Accelrys Strengthens Leadership Position in Laboratory Informatics Market

  Accelrys Strengthens Leadership Position in Laboratory Informatics Market

  PR Newswire

  SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2013

- Acquisition of systems integrator Vialis brings expertise in delivering
paperless laboratory solutions

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a
leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, is
solidifying its market leadership in the laboratory informatics space with the
acquisition of its long-time partner Vialis AG, a leading systems integrator
based in Liestal, Switzerland serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology,
chemicals, and agro-science industries. Vialis' deep experience implementing
and supporting paperless laboratory solutions further strengthens Accelrys'
position in the laboratory informatics software market and expands the
company's capabilities in the downstream analytical development, quality
control, and quality assurance and manufacturing areas.

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Under terms of the deal, Accelrys has purchased all of Vialis' outstanding
stock for approximately $5 million in cash. The acquisition includes potential
for additional incentive consideration of up to approximately $5 million in
cash, contingent upon meeting specified growth objectives over the next three

"With demonstrated success in improving laboratory operations by integrating
core software systems critical to improving innovation – including electronic
laboratory notebooks, laboratory execution systems, and laboratory information
management systems – Vialis brings key domain and delivery expertise to
Accelrys, and we welcome them to our team," said Accelrys President and CEO
Max Carnecchia. "This acquisition is a natural complement to our two most
recent software acquisitions of Velquest and Aegis Corp., furthering our
strategy to deliver software solutions that optimize the
laboratory-to-commercialization value chain."

In addition to its systems integration services, Vialis' business process
consultancy delivers process improvements in lab data management. Employing a
proprietary approach to analyzing existing lab processes, Vialis' business
process consultancy services help customers optimize efficiency, enhance
quality by design efforts, increase compliance, maximize knowledge re- use and
reduce cycle times.

The entire Vialis team is joining Accelrys. The team will be primarily focused
on the recently announced Accelrys Process Management and Compliance Suite,
which is designed specifically to enhance product and process insight,
facilitate collaboration and streamline product development from research
through late-stage quality control and manufacturing. The suite includes the
Accelrys Electronic Laboratory Notebook, Accelrys Laboratory Execution System,
Accelrys Electronic Batch Records, Accelrys Enterprise Platform and the
Accelrys Discoverant solution recently acquired from Aegis.

"As a long-standing partner, we share Accelrys' vision of transforming the
innovation lifecycle by delivering paperless laboratory solutions that enhance
our customers' abilities to meet the operational challenges that are slowing
scientific innovation," said Vialis CEO Ulf Fuchslueger, PhD. "Importantly, we
share closely aligned go-to-market approaches and we believe this transition
will bring significant leverage to our customers and partners."

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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
laboratory 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
laboratory 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 .

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