Specialty chemicals manufacturer Johnson Matthey chose Accelrys Inc. to create its custom catalyst database management system (CDMS). The system enables scientists at three global sites to share information on the development of new catalysts and their applications in chemical problems, executives said. Johnson Matthey scientists will use the CDMS to store and share data associated with homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts and ligands developed in labs or acquired commercially.
Accelrys provides software for computation, simulation and the management and mining of scientific data for biologists, chemists and materials scientists for product design, drug discovery and development. The company’s two main locations are in San Diego, CA and Cambridge, UK.