What’s New in v2019 of ACD/Spectrus and ACD/Percepta

Each year around this time we release a new version of our software, and this year is no different. As I sit down to write about the v2019 updates to our Spectrus and Percepta Platforms, I find myself thinking about the culmination of customer feedback, the expertise of our worldwide team, the milestone of our 25th anniversary, and the meticulous planning needed to get here. 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 →


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 →


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 →