Accelrys, Inc. has acquired Vialis AG, a systems integrator serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemicals, and agro-science industries, for approximately $5 million in cash and potential additional payments of as much as $5 million based on specified growth objectives during the next three years.
Vialis paperless lab solutions expands Accelrys' position in the lab informatics software market and its capabilities in the downstream analytical development, quality control, and quality assurance and manufacturing areas. Additionally, Vialis' business process consultancy provides services for process improvements in lab data management aimed at helping customers optimize efficiency, enhance quality by design efforts, increase compliance, maximize knowledge re-use and reduce cycle times.
"With demonstrated success in improving lab operations by integrating core software systems critical to improving innovation – including electronic laboratory notebooks, laboratory execution systems, and laboratory information management systems – Vialis brings key domain and delivery expertise to Accelrys, and we welcome them to our team," said Accelrys president and chief executive officer Max Carnecchia. "This acquisition is a natural complement to our two most recent software acquisitions of Velquest and Aegis Corp., furthering our strategy to deliver software solutions that optimize the lab-to-commercialization value chain."