Science software supplier goes 3D


French 3D software supplier Dassault Systèmes has finalised a merger agreement with US-based Accelrys.

Dassault provides 3D design and modelling software to support a range of industries from aerospace and electronics to chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The partnership will bolster Dassault’s offerings in life science and chemistry-using industries, by building on Accelrys’ expertise in scientific data and innovation lifecycle management.

Dassault has made a cash offer for all of Accelrys’ shares that values the company at around $750 million (£450 million).

 


Related Content

Press P to print

25 June 2013 Feature

news image

Katharine Sanderson looks at the rise of 3D printers to create lab equipment, build biomaterials and much more

Notebooks go digital

22 May 2013 Review

news image

Electronic lab notebooks are growing in popularity across chemistry. Anthony King looks at what’s on the market

Most Commented

Collaboration, not competition

29 June 2015 Research

news image

Organic chemist E J Corey talks to Phillip Broadwith about awards, ambition and academic freedom

Z machine puts the squeeze on metallic deuterium

25 June 2015 Research

news image

Pressures similar to those at centre of the Earth forge metallic deuterium in step toward 80-year-old dream of creating metal...