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Accelrys Completes $21.5M SciTegic Acquisition

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (GenomeWeb News) - Accelrys said today that it has completed its acquisition of research workflow software firm a deal worth approximately $21.5 million.


The deal, which was announced earlier this month, will see SciTegic become a wholly owned subsidiary of Accelrys, which plans to incorporate SciTegic's Pipeline Pilot software into its portfolio.


Both companies are based in San Diego, Calif. SciTegic said that it plans to remain there, and that Matt Hahn, co-founder and CEO of the SciTegic, will continue to manage the subsidiary's operations while reporting to Mark Emkjer, Accelrys' CEO.

The Scan

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The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

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In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.