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Accelrys aquires Ireland-based Qumas, a provider of cloud-based and on-premises enterprise compliance software.
Accelrys, a provider of scientific lifecycle management solutions, has acquired Ireland-based Qumas, a global provider of cloud-based and on-premises enterprise compliance software supporting regulatory and quality operations in life sciences, for $50 million.The Qumas acquisition further extends Accelrys’ informatics portfolio with the addition of mission-critical, end-to-end document, and process management compliance solutions. Qumas’s quality management solutions supported by content and business process management capabilities will assist users to manage the scientific lifecycle by reducing regulatory risks, lowering quality costs, improving compliance effectiveness, and increasing operational efficiency in bringing new products to market. Research, laboratory, and manufacturing informatics applications such as the Accelrys ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook), Accelrys LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), Accelrys LES ( Lab Execution System) and Accelrys Discoverant for Operational Intelligence will function as data sources as well as integration points for the compliance and quality business systems managed by Qumas for CAPA, annual performance reports, and other submissions.