Chanel and Dassault Systèmes Form Strategic Partnership

PARIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 8, 2008— Chanel Research and Technology and Dassault Systèmes (Paris:DSY) (NASDAQ:DASTY) today announced that they have signed a strategic partnership agreement to drive scientific innovation. By combining their expertise, in cosmetics for Chanel, and in 3D technologies and virtualization for Dassault Systèmes, the partners aim to develop unique concepts and explore new territories in life sciences.

The partnership was born out of the companies’ mutual desire to harness the power of the virtual world in order to bring improvements to our everyday life, as well as expand the frontiers of innovation.

The first joint project, which is based on the analysis of light and already under way, is co-developed by Chanel Research and Technology and the Dassault Systèmes Design Studio. The aim is to validate new hypotheses and concepts in the beauty sector using virtual software solutions. The project will be finalized in 2010.

Other opportunities are also being explored, with an emphasis on virtual simulation and modeling that will pave the way for innovative breakthroughs in skin biology and cosmetics.

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.


Dassault Systèmes Press Contact:
Arnaud Malherbe
Email Contact
+33 (0)1 55 49 87 73
Chanel Press Contact:
Florence Nemo
Email Contact
+33 (0)1 58 37 55 20

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