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Accelrys and Becton Dickinson integrate products

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Accelrys and Becton Dickinson have entered into an agreement under which the latter will integrate the former's SciTegic Enterprise Server (SES) into its BD AttoVision software.

Utilising Accelrys' SES, the new integrated system will significantly improve the analysis, categorisation, storage and reporting of images and data generated on Becton Dickinson's High Content Screening (HCS) instrumentation, resulting in higher productivity for BD customers. A commercial version of the integrated product is expected to be available to Becton-Dickinson customers by the middle of 2009.

This collaboration will provide BD customers with an enhanced, feature-rich solution for the data analysis component of the BD Pathway instrument platform. The enhanced analytical capabilities of Accelrys' SES will give BD a unique competitive advantage and product differentiation, resulting in greater efficiencies and reduced costs for BD customers.

'This agreement marks the expansion of our product into the high content screening marketplace and is consistent with our overall strategy to build a network of OEM relationships and broaden our distribution channels,' said Mark J Emkjer, president and chief executive officer of Accelrys.  'In addition, the agreement underscores the value of our product to hardware providers and validates an exciting market opportunity. As we continue to add OEM partners, we will begin to build a solid revenue stream from royalties and up-selling opportunities.'