Accelrys releases Symyx Notebook 6.5 for process chemistry
15 Sept 2010
Accelrys, Inc. has released Symyx Notebook 6.5. This latest
release of the electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) delivers
improvements supporting chemical process development, production
scale-up, and administrative compliance in pharmaceutical, fine
chemicals, agrochemical, and consumer products markets.
"By providing additional support for process chemistry, this new
release of the notebook accelerates the design, optimization, and
execution of development processes, enabling shorter cycle times and
more rapid and efficient technology transfer between scientists,"
said Dr Trevor Heritage, executive vice president, software
"When combined with the notebook's existing collaborative tools,
these new capabilities are widely applicable to process, analytical,
and synthetic chemists, as well as to QA/QC technicians seeking to
optimize processes and production scale-up while minimizing the
"Symyx Notebook by Accelrys is central to the agile, connected,
and collaborative electronic lab environment called for by
customers," said Max Carnecchia, chief executive officer of Accelrys.
"A key priority for our newly combined company is driving the
development of this more connected lab ecosystem. By adding new
capabilities for process scientists, the new release extends the
promise of faster, smarter science to another important discipline
in the R&D value chain, broadening the impact of our combined
company portfolio and delivering increased value to customers."
New features added to the notebook include rapid material
property look-up and insertion using the Available Chemicals
Directory sourcing database and the DiscoveryGate ChemSeek
properties database. New units enable consistent, rapid calculations
supporting the planning, recording, and scaling of synthetic routes
for improved process efficiency.
The latest release provides a single portal for accessing and
re-using captured experimental procedures and data from most legacy
Symyx notebooks — improving the quality of experiments by enabling
multidisciplinary project teams to leverage prior experience. New
document workflow and administrative auditing enhancements support
enterprise notebook deployments and customer validation efforts in
regulated environments. In addition, the latest version delivers a
significant improvement in performance over previous versions of the
software — substantially enhancing workflow efficiency in today's
modern distributed laboratory.
Symyx Notebook by Accelrys drives productivity improvements in
today's electronic laboratory environment by capturing experiment
and process workflows encountered across the spectrum of chemical
research and development. A single shared notebook enables
scientists to work more efficiently by instantly accessing a variety
of techniques, instrumentation, software, and information and fully
leveraging the experimental methodologies and results of colleagues.