Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs)

ACD/Labs Adds Leading Spectral Databases to UVIR Manager Software Platform


Toronto, Canada and Tokyo, Japan (February 22, 2005) - Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) and S.T. Japan, Inc. are pleased to announce that S.T. Japan's ATR and Transmission FT-IR, and Raman databases will now be available worldwide for use with ACD/Labs' UVIR Manager software.

S.T. Japan's databases total over 80,000 spectra in more than 60 separate databases covering important areas such as polymers, surfactants, dyes, biochemicals, pesticides, forensics, and hazardous materials. Roughly half of this data has been collected by the Japanese government as transmission spectra (known as the SDBS database). The remainder has been collected independently as ATR/FT-IR spectra by S.T. Japan and cooperatively under agreement with Smiths Detection, Inc. and Sigma-Aldrich Corp.

ACD/UVIR Manager is part of ACD/SpecManager, the overall spectroscopic processing and data management software that unifies analytical data information of all types into a single interface. Composed of three tightly integrated industry-leading modules, ACD/UVIR Manager provides the ability to manipulate and manage optical spectra in a continuous range from 1 cm -1 to 100 000 cm -1 , while taking advantage of advanced chemical drawing and reporting features.

Michael Boruta , Optical Spectroscopy Product Manager at ACD/Labs, states, “We are pleased to be working with S.T. Japan to make these high quality 100% FT-IR databases available to our SpecManager customers. This data collection represents the largest available collection of ATR-FTIR spectra, and is one of the largest complete FT-IR collections available.”

Richard Shaps , Head of S.T. Japan USA, adds, “We are pleased to be working with ACD/Labs in order to make our databases available for use with the ACD/UVIR Manager software.”

About S.T. Japan
S.T. Japan, Inc. is a leader in the distribution of analytical and biochemical instruments, software, databases, and accessories to the analytical chemistry and biochemistry markets in Japan and Korea. Most of these products are produced by companies in Europe and North America. S.T. Japan, Inc. is the parent organization of S.T. Japan USA and S.T. Japan Europe GmbH. Founded in 1990, the Company has headquarters in Tokyo, where it also manufactures accessories and produces spectral databases which it distributes directly and through S.T. Japan USA and S.T. Japan Europe GmbH. Further information about S.T. Japan can be found at

About Advanced Chemistry Development
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is a chemistry software company offering solutions that truly integrate chemical structures with analytical chemistry information to produce ChemAnalytics™. ACD/Labs creates innovative software packages that aid chemical research scientists worldwide with spectroscopic validation of structures, elucidation of unknown substances, chromatographic separation, medicinal chemistry, preformulation of novel drug agents, systematic nomenclature generation, and chemical patenting and publication. Combined, ACD/Labs' solutions create an analytical informatics system that provides dramatic feed-forward effects on the chemical and pharmaceutical research process. Founded in 1993, and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ACD/Labs employs a team of over 100 dedicated individuals whose continual efforts carry ACD/Labs' innovative technologies into pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and materials companies throughout the world. Information about Advanced Chemistry Development and its products is available at



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