Building an Informatics Bridge

Image: Courtesy of Accelrys Screenshot of DS ViewerPro Researchers routinely have at their disposal a variety of sophisticated software tools to help them analyze data and make decisions, but communicating results across disciplines and promoting collaborations between scientists can be a challenge. San Diego-based Accelrys aims to bridge this communications gap with its Discovery Studio™ line of software products, a horizontal information management system for the life sciences. Sc

Aileen Constans
Oct 13, 2002
Image: Courtesy of Accelrys
 Screenshot of DS ViewerPro

Researchers routinely have at their disposal a variety of sophisticated software tools to help them analyze data and make decisions, but communicating results across disciplines and promoting collaborations between scientists can be a challenge. San Diego-based Accelrys aims to bridge this communications gap with its Discovery Studio™ line of software products, a horizontal information management system for the life sciences. Scott Kahn, general manager and senior vice president at Accelrys, explains that Discovery Studio is designed to "break down barriers that are caused by the unique ways the different groups of scientists look at problems, and make that a strength rather than a hurdle."

The suite is comprised of an integrated series of software products, each designed for a specific function and linked to a central database. Programs include DS Gene, a Windows-compatible sequence-analysis application based on Accelrys' MacVector and...

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