Accelrys Snaps Up SciTegic for $21.5M; Emkjer Pledges to Keep Platform Open | GenomeWeb

Last week Accelrys announced plans to purchase workflow software provider SciTegic for $21.5 million in cash and stock — a move that raised questions across the informatics community about the company’s intentions for SciTegic’s flagship Pipeline Pilot product once the acquisition closes.

But Accelrys CEO Mark Emkjer told BioInform that the openness of SciTegic’s platform is “sacrosanct.”

“We will not close it, we’re going to keep it open,” Emkjer said. “That’s my absolute commitment.”

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