Accelrys said this week that its recent decision to make its SciTegic Pipeline Pilot workflow software freely available to academic researchers is part of a plan to bring fresh technology, ideas and even people into the company.
Ton Van Daelen, product director of platform technologies at Accelrys, told BioInform that the company has offered a version of the system for academics at an 80-percent discount for some time, but previously lacked the “bandwidth” to offer a free version.

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