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ACD/Labs Online Service Deployed Across ICSN/CNRS, France

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ACD/Labs Online Service Deployed Across ICSN/CNRS, France


Toronto, Canada (February 15, 2006) -- The deployment of ACD/Labs Online (I-Lab) service across ICSN/CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) will give French researchers instant access to modern chemical databases and property prediction programs. ACD/Labs Online enables scientists to calculate through an Internet Web interface NMR Spectra (1H, 13C, 15N, 19F, 31P NMR), physicochemical properties (pKa, LogP, LogD, and Solubility at various pH values, boiling points, and more), and generate IUPAC and CAS Index systematic names. Online structure-enabled searches retrieve experimental values from extensive databases of NMR assignments and physicochemical values.

Prof. Jean-Yves Lallemand, Director of the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (CNRS) at Gif sur Yvette, and a renowned specialist in NMR research, states, “Our Institute is the biggest public research institution in France for organic chemistry, with more than 300 researchers—mainly PhD students. The topics we deal with are extremely broad and we needed modern tools to facilitate NMR predictions and physicochemical properties. We became convinced that ACD/Labs offered the products we needed, and decided to purchase licenses for online access, and ACD/NMR Manager to develop our own databases. Public research must keep in touch with up-to-date tools designed to optimize daily work in the laboratory. We therefore proposed to the Chemistry Department of the CNRS to negotiate with ACD/Labs (through its representative in Europe, ChemCAD), a nationwide agreement. This agreement is established for the next two years. At this time, we have already had many positive returns from various labs, and this confirms that such a deployment can address a real need within our institution.”

The CNRS deployment was arranged through ChemCAD, ACD/Labs’ official distributor for France, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands. Yves Lorrain from ChemCAD, France, comments on the agreement, "After several evaluations by ICSN experts, CNRS decided to put in place a two-year contract with ACD/Labs to allow all the researchers to have access to the ACD/Labs prediction tools. This will allow each researcher to save precious time and focus their efforts on the research area of their work. ChemCAD is pleased to be able to provide full support to this initiative in France.”

Dr. Antony Williams, Vice president and Chief Science Officer at ACD/Labs, furthers, “ACD/Labs is widely acknowledged as the premier supplier of prediction algorithms for physicochemical properties, for NMR prediction, and for the generation of systematic nomenclature. With ACD/Labs Online, our vision has been to provide access to our prediction algorithms and databases via an Internet service to ensure that academia in particular can enjoy the advantages of low IT support for such an application, as well as the cost benefits resulting from a centrally hosted system. The CNRS join such internationally renowned organizations as Stanford and Carnegie-Mellon Universities as beneficiaries of ACD/Labs Online and all it has to offer.”

Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs) has been maintaining its online service since 1996. Further information on ACD/Labs Online can be found at


About Advanced Chemistry Development

Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is a chemistry software company offering solutions that truly integrate chemical structures with analytical chemistry information to produce ChemAnalytics®. ACD/Labs creates innovative software packages that aid chemical research scientists worldwide with spectroscopic validation of structures, elucidation of unknown substances, chromatographic separation, medicinal chemistry, preformulation of novel drug agents, systematic nomenclature generation, and chemical patenting and publication. Combined, ACD/Labs' solutions create an analytical informatics system that provides dramatic feed-forward effects on the chemical and pharmaceutical research process. Founded in 1993, and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ACD/Labs employs a team of over 100 dedicated individuals whose continual efforts carry ACD/Labs' innovative technologies into pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and materials companies throughout the world. Information about Advanced Chemistry Development and its products can be found at


About ChemCAD
Created in 1995, ChemCAD is a French company reselling chemistry, physicochemical, spectroscopy, and material scientific software and databases to French-speaking customers. ChemCAD’s customer base is mostly in France, Belgium, Spain, and North Africa. Located in Obernai, near Strasbourg (North East of France), they are very well established and have a database numbering more than 10,000 customers in those areas. ChemCAD’s customer base includes large pharmaceutical, chemical, and petroleum companies, and they also cater to university and governmental research labs. Additional information can be found at


About CNRS

CNRS is the main French government-funded research organization, carrying out scientific research. CNRS laboratories vary in size and structure and work in close co-operation with the French University system and specialized French government organizations, as well as other international research organizations throughout the world. Additional information can be found at


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