Accelrys, Inc., a leading scientific informatics software and services company, announced the release of Accelrys Pipeline Pilot 8.0. This latest release of Accelrys’ scientific informatics platform has been further developed  to support a greater number of scientists and researchers working individually or as collaborative teams across the wider scientific R&D enterprise.

With Pipeline Pilot 8.0, research organizations can now utilize a single informatics platform across their entire R&D enterprise enabling scientists to work more efficiently and collaboratively, automating scientific workflows and capturing institutional best practices, while reducing associated operating costs.

Accelrys Pipeline Pilot is a comprehensive scientific informatics platform and is used by more than 1,200 of the world’s top research-driven organizations to improve the productivity of individual and teams of scientists. With version 8.0, Accelrys is enabling the scientific enterprise with the introduction of new capabilities including: enhanced rapid application development and deployment; enterprise-class performance and scalability; enhanced security and administration; improved reporting and collaboration; and an expanded set of scientific protocol collections.

Pipeline Pilot’s 20+ Component Collections are the “science rules” of the scientific informatics platform. The collections contain numerous components that allow researchers, developers and IT professionals to perform both science-specific and generic data-processing functions. Many of the Pipeline Pilot Collections were updated for version 8.0, with the most notable enhancements occurring within the Reporting, Imaging, Chemistry and Statistics Collections.

Other enhancements in Accelrys Pipeline Pilot 8.0 make it faster and simpler to build and debug protocol applications, automate scientific workflows, reduce cycle times and improve productivity.

Other improvements include support for Windows Server 2008 64 bit infrastructures. Role-based authorization, and remote server monitoring make the system more secure and easier to administer, while interactive web-based reporting and new collaboration features deliver a range of capabilities needed for more productive scientific workgroup and enterprise-scale computing. 

Accelrys has also improved its integration with Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007, making it easier to deploy protocol applications, scientific research papers and reports for wider use across the R&D enterprise, enabling more effective collaboration and improving productivity.