Accelrys launches Pipeline Pilot 8.0 to Enable the Scientific
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."