Contur Software AB

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Contur Software AB
Former type Aktiebolag
Industry Laboratory informatics
Fate Acquired
Defunct April 29, 2014 (2014-04-29)
Headquarters Birger Jarlsgatan 33, 2 tr
, Sweden
Area served Worldwide
Products Contur ELN/iLabber
Parent Accelrys, Inc.

Contur Software AB developed and distributed laboratory informatics software solutions. .


In May 2011, Accelrys, Inc. announced it had acquired Swedish developer Contur Software.[1] Accelrys stated the purchase of Contur and its ELN allowed Accelrys to offer an ELN option for smaller organizations.[2]

On July 19, 2011, Contur Software, allowed to work as a separate entity, announced it had changed the name of its ConturELN to iLabber "to give our customers a better and clearer overview of our offering."[3] This was a source of confusion, as Accelrys continued to refer to the product as "Contur ELN" on its website. (Though the company seemed to recognize this, in some of its documentation (PDF) referring to the software by both names.)

Contur Software existed as a subsidiary of Accelrys up until the acquisitions of Accelrys by Dassault Systèmes SA was completed on April 29, 2014.[4][5] With this acquisition, Contur was presumably absorbed into Dassault and no longer existed as a separate subsidiary.

Technology and products

Contur ELN/iLabber was a "user-friendly and flexible ELN system addressing the needs of [the] small and mid-size R&D organization."[6][4]


  1. McBride, Ryan (23 May 2011). "Accelrys buys Contur for $13M in another electronic lab notebook buyout". FierceBiotechIT. Retrieved 03 February 2013. 
  2. Bouley, Jeffrey (July 2011). "From enterprise ELN to 'paper on glass'". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. "Home - Contur". Contur Software AB. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "iLabber ELN". Contur Software. Archived from the original on 14 April 2014. Retrieved 01 October 2015. 
  5. "Dassault Systèmes Successfully Completes Acquisition of Accelrys". Dassault Systèmes SA. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 04 September 2014. 
  6. "Contur ELN for the Paperless Lab". Accelrys, Inc. Archived from the original on 06 august 2013. Retrieved 01 October 2015.