Wolters Kluwer Health has announced a partnership with CambridgeSoft of Cambridge, Mass., to market chemical structure search tools for drug discovery scientists and pharmaceutical chemists.
At the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the companies demonstrated their first joint product, a software module that is designed to allow scientists to use ChemDraw®, the chemical-drawing software, to search by chemical structure for all of the compounds in the existing Adis R&D Insight® database.
Marketed by Wolters Kluwer Health, Adis R&D Insight is the industry's authoritative pipeline intelligence tool that is designed to feature a database of 20,000 compounds.
CambridgeSoft's technology is designed to convert chemical compound names into their associated chemical structures and makes them searchable.
According to Wolters, using the module, drug discovery scientists can query the vast, text-based Adis R&D Insight database using their own language and the resulting benefit is that users can evaluate a structure in the context of related compounds.
"Using our new structure searching module, scientists can check to see if a target molecule is already in development or if it's near clinical trials," said John Monahan, President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health, Pharma Solutions.
He adds, "By harnessing the power of ChemDraw and Adis R&D Insight, we've made it easier for scientists to identify a potentially competitive compound earlier in the development process."
"CambridgeSoft is pleased to be partnering with Wolters Kluwer Health," said Michael G. Tomasic, Chairman and CEO of CambridgeSoft.
He adds, "Combining content provided by Wolters Kluwer Health with the leading chemical structure search technology, including ChemOffice and ChemDraw, from CambridgeSoft enhances the ability of the scientific community to search, analyze, and make decisions relevant to the direction of the research."