Accelrys - Software for Computer Aided Nanodesign


Nanotechnology Area

Software for computational nanotechnology modelling (or Computer Aided Nanodesign™, CAN)

Description of Activities

Accelrys® has delivered computational science and informatics software to diverse R&D organizations for over 20 years. Accelrys software covers disciplines from gene sequence analysis and proteomics, through medicinal chemistry, to inorganic chemistry, polymer science and formulation design. Not only is Accelrys is the best single source for software applications focused on specific scientific problems across this range, but it also has a services organization that can help companies tackle critical research challenges. Services include training, telephone and on-line customer support, outsourced contract research and assistance with implementation, solutions consulting, integration and data migration.

Software for Computer Aided Nanodesign

Computer Aided Nanodesign (CAN) enables scientists to visualize and predict behavior at length scales of up to 100nm, the realm of nanotechnology. Accelrys’ state-of-the-art nanotechnology software tools, all offered in the Materials Studio® software environment, have a proven track record of enhancing nanotechnology R&D in a plethora of applications, such as nanoelectronics, devices, displays, coatings, drug delivery and nanocomposite materials. With the products in Materials Studio, researchers have access to advanced modelling and simulation tools via desktop computing. More on Materials Studio software environment at

Accelrys Nanotechnology Consortium

At Accelrys, we are making connections between the chemistry and physics of materials at the nanoscale level with the engineering and manufacturing world through CAN via our Nanotechnology Consortium. Launched in summer 2004, the Accelrys Nanotechnology Consortium aims to address the challenges of rational nanodesign by extending and creating software tools to enable the rational design of nanomaterials and nanodevices. Members of the Nanotechnology Consortium include industrial researchers, academic experts, and Accelrys scientists, who are focused on developing, validating, and applying simulation to a particular research area. Members receive software, the right to provide formal input into Accelrys product plans, access to regular meetings at which experiences and ideas are shared, and dedicated application support. The Consortium also offers early access to cutting edge technology.

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Contact Details

Accelrys Corporate Headquarters

10188 Telesis Court, Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92121


Tel: +1 858 799 5000

Fax: +1 858 799 5100


Accelrys European Headquarters

334 Cambridge Science Park

Cambridge, CB4 OWN


Tel: +44 1223 228500

Fax: +44 1223 228501


Accelrys Asia Headquarters

Nishi-shimbashi TS Bldg 11F

Nishi-shimbashi 3-3-1, Minato-ku,

Tokyo, 105-0003


Tel: 81 3 3578 3861

Fax: 81 3 3578 3873


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