ACD/Labs Modernizes Coblentz Society Spectral Collection through Exclusive Agreement

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Orlando, FL , PITTCON ( March 2, 2005 ) - Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) announces an exclusive agreement with the Coblentz Society to market and sell the Coblentz Society Spectral Collection throughout the world as an ACD/SpecManager database.

This collection of approximately 9,500 IR spectra donated by Coblentz Society members and evaluated extensively by the Coblentz Society has been available in book form for many years. Recently digitized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) the collection is now available for modern computerized instruments.

Through the agreement, ACD/Labs will make the highly acclaimed reference database available through its UV-IR Manager software.

Michael Boruta, Optical Spectroscopy Product Manager at ACD/Labs, states, “We are pleased and honored that the Coblentz Society has chosen to work with ACD/Labs to make this important reference source available to infrared users throughout the world.”

John Hellgeth, member and former president of the Coblentz Society, adds, “The ACD/Labs software with its integrated structures brings additional value to this highly acclaimed database of IR spectra.”

ACD/Labs will pay royalties to the Coblentz Society for each database sale. All proceeds earned by the Coblentz Society from the sale of each database will be used to support various projects, activities, awards, and shows that the non-profit society is involved in.

ACD/UV-IR Manager is part of ACD/SpecManager, the overall spectroscopic processing and data management software from ACD/Labs that allows scientists to process data and assign structures for any analytical technique.

About The Coblentz Society
Founded in 1954, the Coblentz Society is a non-profit organization fostering the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy. The Coblentz Society is an affiliate of FACSS, the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Through its Representatives on the Governing Board of FACSS, the Society helps to organize the successful FACSS meeting each fall. The Society is managed by an eight-member Board of Managers which elects its current president and officers. More information about the Coblentz Society and its undertakings can be found at www.coblentz.org

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 www.acdlabs.com

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