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

Chlorinated compounds form in tea and coffee

24 November 2015 Research

news image

Treated water reacts with organics to form disinfection byproducts

Brazilian mine disaster releases dangerous metals

21 November 2015 News and Analysis

news image

Irreversible negative human health and environmental effects could result from Brazilian mine’s dam collapse