The Word is Out: ACD/Labs and C&EN Survey Shows State of Analytical Data Management in 2018

Analytical data plays a critical role in R&D by supporting critical decision-making on a daily basis. Whether a synthetic chemist is looking to see if their reaction yielded the product they expected, a group of scientists in development are building an impurity control strategy, or experts in manufacturing are collecting data for regulatory submissions, applications of analytical data are ubiquitous. At a time when the volume of insight-rich data one can gather is extraordinary, chemists working in academic research, industry, and non-profit organizations alike face regular challenges in managing and sharing their data. Read more →


Data Standardization in Analytical Chemistry: From Novelty to Necessity in 2018 and Beyond

Chemical R&D generates a deluge of instrumental analytical data on a daily basis. As critical R&D decisions and regulatory submissions are based on this data, the need for quality data management is more important than ever before. A lot has changed since the days when paper notebooks were the leading data management ‘platform’ among scientists. Advancements in research and instrument hardware continue to increase the amount of data we are able to produce and process. Sanji Bhal sits down with Graham McGibbon, director of strategic partnerships at ACD/Labs, to discuss his outlook on the industry and the pressing need for better management of analytical chemistry data in R&D. Read more →


Supporting the Future Generation of Chemists

Studying chemistry can open up many career paths since it can be applied in a variety of fields. In fact, an understanding of chemistry helps provide answers to almost every question about the world and helps makes us more informed consumers. To support students pursuing a career in chemistry, ACD/Labs recently collaborated with Pearson to help undergraduate students learn about the relationship between spectroscopic data and chemical structures. Read more →


Results Are In: 2017 Customer Survey

In 2017 we conducted our first formal customer service oriented survey. Completed by 482 industry professionals working in pharmaceuticals, academia, agrosciences, life science, and chemicals and materials science, our survey explored satisfaction with ACD/Labs’ support, responsiveness, employee knowledge, and overall software quality. A summary of the results is presented here. Read more →


ACD/Labs the past, present, and future | Well wishes for 2018

As 2017 comes to an end, Daria Thorp, President and CEO of ACD/Labs, looks back the company's 23 year history, and recounts some of its notable solutions, including ACD/Spectrus, ACD/Name and ACD/Percepta. She also discusses Luminata, ACD/labs' award winning impurity control informatics solution, which was introduced earlier this year. Read more →


AAPS 2017: Applying QbD in Process and Impurity Control Strategy Development

Andrew Anderson reports on the 2017 AAPS Annual Conference by taking a closer look at his recent byline in Laboratory Equipment. He also introduces Joe DiMartino, ACD/Labs' newly appointed solution manager for Luminata, and previews Joe's recent Q&A with Outsourcing-Pharma.com, which discusses how QbD and impurity control management directly impact process development within pharmaceutical R&D organizations. Read more →


Highlights of something new | v2017.1 of ACD/Spectrus Software

It’s that time of year—the leaves are falling, it’s a little cooler, I can’t decide whether to dress for my morning or evening commute, and we announce the release of a new version of ACD/Labs software—version 2017.1. This annual event is a result of the hard work of many. Most importantly, however, it is the culmination of requests of new functionality and tools by customers and partners. Read more →


Structural Elucidation – The Cryptic Crossword of the Analytical World

Structural Elucidations of NMR spectra, whether combined with other analytical techniques, or on their own, are akin to the challenges of the most complex cryptic crosswords—maybe the kind you find in the weekend editions of The Guardian, or The Times—but much, much tougher with some clues sometimes missing. At least that’s why I believe some of our internal experts and application scientists like the challenges of solving these “puzzles” on a regular basis. Read more →