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Accelrys Contur ELN Selected by German Cancer Research Center

Accelrys (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, is pleased to announce that the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) has licensed the server-based, on-premises version of the Contur Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN). The licensing agreement follows a successful two-month pilot program involving twenty chemists and biologists in four departments at DKFZ. When fully implemented, the Contur ELN will accelerate scientific innovation by improving collaboration, quality, efficiency and security for up to 1,000 researchers across the largest biomedical research institute in Germany.

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"We wanted to deploy a single ELN across all scientific researchers to replace paper, facilitate information sharing and protect intellectual property," said Holger Haas, Head of the IT Department, DKFZ. "The single ELN system reduces cost of ownership while improving the management and reuse of information, as opposed to individual groups selecting and deploying different ELNs. Of all the ELNs we assessed, the Contur ELN was a clear leader because of its ease of use, its proven deployment track record and the excellent support we received

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