Located in San Diego, California, Accelrys is a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company that supports industries and organizations that rely on scientific innovation that makes them a state-of-the-art corporation. Today, Accelrys took a major step towards prominence with the announcement they have joined forces with Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.

Under the terms of this partnership agreement, Oxford Nanopore and Accelrys will develop software to enable complex, real-time analyses of experimental data produced by the Oxford Nanopore single molecule analysis system.

Nanopore-specific data analysis pipelines for Pipeline Pilot will be offered as the preferred and supported solution for secondary and higher level data analysis for the Oxford Nanopore DNA sequencing system at the time of its commercial release. These pipelines will use a variety of collections including Accelrys’ newly launched NGS Collection for Pipeline Pilot, a software solution that is compatible with all leading DNA sequencing technologies.

One of the leaders at Accelrys is Dr. Frank Brown who serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Science Officer at the young company. Commenting on what effect this partnership will have on the industry, Dr. Brown was quoted as saying, “The NGS market is growing at a rapid pace, enabled by new higher-throughput technologies and decreasing costs. This is providing life science researchers unprecedented insights into human disease. We are pleased that Oxford Nanopore has selected the Pipeline Pilot NGS Collection as the preferred analysis platform for the single molecule NGS technology that the company is developing. As we enter the NGS market, we are excited to be collaborating with Oxford Nanopore to advance scientific innovation by simplifying and accelerating NGS analysis for genomics researchers.”

To learn more about Accelrys, Inc., visit the company website at: www.nanoporetech.com