25 Milestones: Celebrating ACD/Labs’ 25th Anniversary

By Daria Thorp, President and CEO, ACD/Labs If you haven’t already heard, it’s our 25th year in business. This milestone has been a magnificent journey achieved by our team’s drive to help the scientific community solve research challenges and accelerate innovation. As regulatory agencies have placed increased pressure on our customers, partners, and collaborators, we’ve stood the test of time by providing software that supports processes and workflows to ensure safety, quality, and data integrity. Our motto this year is Connect—Align—Learn. We aim to connect more with our customers, align with their needs, and learn as much as possible over... Read more →


Is Analytical Data Really Viewed as a ‘Necessary Evil’ by R&D Executives?

At ACD/Labs we have assembled an extraordinary amount of experience in helping scientists and their organizations get maximum value from their analytical data. Not only by helping extract answers from data efficiently, but also enabling customers to store the knowledge gained in a scientifically intuitive manner with the context of the original experiment to maximize its value in future review and re-use. How is analytical data viewed in your organization, or are you scared to ask? Read more →


“Freewheelingly Asked Questions” | An Interview with ACD/Labs Technical Support

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with two of ACD/Labs’ Technical Support superstars, Laura Zepeda and Irina Oshchepkova, to discuss their experience assisting customers with software challenges. I wanted to provide a platform for them to elaborate on the issues they regularly help resolve, and ask if they had any advice for users to ensure a trouble-free experience. Read more →


Accelerating Innovation, on our 25th Anniversary

As 2018 comes to a close and we approach a milestone year for ACD/Labs—2019 will be our 25th year in business—I reflect on the vigorous path of innovation ACD/Labs has taken in the last few years. For a business to remain relevant and vibrant, particularly in the science and technology sector, addressing the current needs of our customers, and most importantly anticipating those that lie ahead, is vital. Read more →


Fa La La La Laboratory Laughter: 7 Ways to Spread Chemical Cheer This Holiday Season

With the end of the year quickly approaching, what better time to reflect on the work that your team has accomplished this year and recognize the foundation that lends itself to this success—laboratory culture. As the holidays are a great time to boost employee morale and encourage team building activities, here’s how you can spread holiday, or as I’d like to call it, “chemical” cheer in the lab this year to foster scientific discovery year round. Read more →


What’s New in Version 2018.1 of ACD/Spectrus and ACD/Percepta

It’s that time of year again – The air is crisp and the leaves are changing colors. It’s also that time of year when we unveil the latest versions of our Spectrus and Percepta Platforms. We are particularly excited about the improvements we’ve made this year to V.2018.1 since many of them are the result of customer feedback. Our goal is to foster innovation by providing our customers with practical, straightforward tools that will simplify workflows and ensure accurate data analysis, and we hope to better achieve this by considering your opinions. Read more →


SMASH 2018 in Pictures

Last week I attended the annual small molecule NMR conference, SMASH, in Philadelphia, PA. It’s been an exciting year attending NMR meetings as an exhibitor with ACD/Labs and SMASH is my final stop for 2018. From opening with workshops and user meetings to its final symposium, SMASH was a huge success. Let’s take a look back at the most memorable events from last week in pictures. Read more →


Mythbusting Software Validation, GxP, and CFR21 Part 11 Compliance

As the number of conversations we’re having with scientists in validated environments increases year over year, we have found that a number of common misconceptions exist. Many arise because previous deployments of software accompanied the installation of new hardware, or have involved informatics systems that are intimately integrated across the development workflow and are the source of data and reports submitted directly to regulatory authorities. Below we clear up some of the grey areas that seem to have become industry myths that we commonly find ourselves correcting. Read more →


Reflecting on 20 Years of Computer Assisted Structure Elucidation: What CASE has Achieved and What Lies Ahead

At ACD/Labs, we are celebrating the 20th birthday of ACD/Structure Elucidator, our most powerful computer assisted structure elucidation (CASE) product. Much like a calculator, CASE is a tool for speeding up spectral analysis and verifying the results of de-Novo Structure Elucidation. CASE has made an amazing impact on our ability to elucidate compounds quickly and accurately by NMR, and has helped spectroscopists solve some of the most challenging elucidations. To better understand how CASE will influence research and development in the coming years, let’s look back on how it has evolved these past 20 years with respect to advancements in modern technology. Read more →