By Uduak Grace Thomas

Accelrys officials said this week that acquisitions within the last year, ongoing integration activities, and improvements to the company's product portfolio will enable the company to focus on growth in 2012.

During a conference call to discuss the company's fourth-quarter earnings, President and CEO Max Carnecchia said that Accelrys is "optimistic about future growth" based on its software development pipeline as well as conversations it is holding with prospective and current customers.

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