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Accelrys Software, Aquavit Pharmaceuticals form accord

San Diego-based Accelrys Software Inc. (Nasdaq: ACCL) and New York-based Aquavit Pharmaceuticals Inc. have formed an alliance.

Under the accord signed Sept. 12, Aquavit will utilize the Accelrys Enterprise Platform to develop medical software for personalized medicine.

"It is an exciting opportunity for both companies. As a leading global provider of enterprise scientific informatics software, Accelrys is the ideal partner to accelerate achievement of Aquavit's vision,” said Sobin Chang, Aquavit's CEO in a statement. “Having our products powered by the Accelrys Enterprise Platform will support our market leading science.”

This partnership will be led by Thomas Benjamin, Aquavit vice president of technology.

“We aim to break new ground with the first-of-a-kind systems in our product lines,” Benjamin said. “We are thrilled to be integrating the powerful Accelrys Enterprise Platform into the development of our next-generation medical technologies"

Aquavit Pharmaceuticals is a multispecialty health care company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative pharmaceuticals, medical devices and personalized health technologies.

Accelrys is a provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software that is used by more than 1,300 corporate clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, chemicals, aerospace, consumer packaged goods and industrial products industries.

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