Accelrys Process Management and Compliance Suite

Accelrys, a provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, has announced the expansion of the Accelrys Process Management and Compliance Suite with the addition of the Accelrys Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

The product aims to transform the traditional LIMS market with a unified, 'more-than-LIMS' offering that improves overall product quality, increases operational effectiveness and accelerates innovation.

The Accelrys LIMS, with a specific focus on scale-up, manufacturing and compliance, is intended to offer a process- and execution-driven architecture for data management that eliminates the complexities, excessive customisation and validation requirements inherent to legacy LIMS. Accelrys says the result is streamlined deployments, a substantially lower total cost of ownership and rapid time to value.

Accelrys says it is the first lab informatics company with process execution applications – Accelrys Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), Accelrys Laboratory Execution System (LES) and Accelrys Electronic Batch Records (EBR) – that has expanded into the LIMS market. As part of the suite, Accelrys LIMS uses the feature to deliver a groundbreaking process-centric approach to laboratory operations that stands in contrast to the traditional sample-centric approach taken by legacy LIMS.

The company says this enables organisations to manage change and organisational complexities in a systemic way, to achieve repeatability and consistency of procedures, automatically validate operational changes and maintain a lower total cost of ownership.

'The traditional approach to managing operations from development through commercialisation is failing organisations today,' said Ken Rapp, managing director of Accelrys for analytical, development, quality and manufacturing solutions.

'Innovation is stalling. We must find better ways to accelerate innovation and to improve product quality – and to do so more effectively. The expansion of Accelrys' Process Management and Compliance Suite with the Accelrys LIMS changes the paradigm with a process-driven architecture capable of solving long-standing industry problems.'

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