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Dotmatics Supports Umicore Corporate R&D in Processing of Experimental Data

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  • Supports Umicore Corporate R&D across Catalysis, Energy & Surface Technologies, and Recycling

  • Project roll-out to 200+ ELN users at Umicore Corporate R&D

  • Enables researchers to generate data-driven insights more efficiently

Boston, MA, May 17, 2022– Dotmatics, a leader in R&D scientific software connecting science, data, and decision-making,today announced it has been selected by Umicore Corporate Research and Development, which is part of global materials technology and recycling company Umicore, as informatics partner for its Corporate R&D (CRD) digitalization project. The strategic agreement to implement core elements of Dotmatics’ R&D innovation platform within CRD, including electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), initially covers over 200 users and is set to run over the next 5 years.

Technology is at the core of Umicore’s success as the Company applies its unique expertise in materials science, chemistry, and metallurgy to offer solutions that enable customers to develop more sophisticated, sustainable, and safer products for cleaner mobility and other products that are essential in everyday life.

"At Umicore, we use the power of technology, innovation, and data to develop materials for a better life,”said Yves Van Rompaey, SVP Corporate Research & Development of Umicore.  “Our forward-looking approach and R&D digitalization project with the Dotmatics Platform will strengthen our world-class in-house expertise in metallurgy, chemistry and material science, allowing our Corporate R&D scientists to get the most out of all their data and further speed up innovation and process technologies.”

Dotmatics’ platform was selected to give Umicore CRD scientists access to their data while reducing IT complexity through data standardization. Using highly configurable role-based workflows, researchers will be able to capture key scientific and operational data from design of experiments and resource planning through to executing lab activities, all with high fidelity in an Experiment Management System (EMS). The set of high-quality FAIR data (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) can be analyzed to gain deep scientific insights that better inform R&D decision making. Umicore CRD scientists will have the ability to share results efficiently, avoid unnecessary rework, and streamline projects through knowledge re-use.

“We’re thrilled to have been selected by Umicore Corporate R&D for their transformational digitization project,” said Mike McKee, President of Dotmatics. “The impact of the data-driven scientific research that companies like Umicore are leading cannot be understated — it will fuel the materials innovation key to making the world a healthier, cleaner, safer place to live.”

  Umicore Corporate R&D scientists in the laboratory

About Dotmatics

Dotmatics is a leader in R&D scientific software connecting science, data, and decision-making. Its enterprise R&D platform and scientists’ favorite applications drive efficiency and accelerate innovation. More than 2 million scientists and 10,000 customers trust Dotmatics to help them create a healthier, cleaner, safer world. Dotmatics is a global team of more than 800 employees dedicated to supporting its customers in over 180 countries. The company’s principal office is in Boston, with 14 offices and R&D teams located around the world.

Dotmatics is backed byInsight Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software scaleup companies. Learn more about Dotmatics, its platform, and applications including GraphPad Prism, Geneious, SnapGene, Protein Metrics, and LabArchives athttps://dotmatics.com.

About Umicore Corporate R&D

As a materials technology company, our future success depends on our ability to develop and market innovative products and services. We strive to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world and continuously search for new solutions for our customers. We dedicate our research and development (R&D) to solving some of the world’s largest societal challenges in the areas of clean mobility and clean air, resource scarcity and sustainability

We have prioritized our R&D programs to support our short term and long term ambitions, focusing on the development of closed-loop material solutions. We are consistently investing in research to meet the growing demand for clean mobility materials and for quality recycling of precious and other valuable metals. Besides our core strategic domains, we are exploring new developments in adjacent and new markets based on our expertise domains.

Umicore CRD employs just below 400 people, in Belgium, Germany and Korea covering 25 nationalities.