IDBS Extends Partnership with ChemAxon to Boost ELN Parallel Synthesis Capabilities
Product News Apr 26, 2012
IDBS has announced the addition of new functionality to its ChemBook electronic laboratory notebook (ELN). Extending its partnership with ChemAxon, a leading provider of cheminformatics software for the life sciences industry, IDBS has added the Reactor engine, known as the Parallel Synthesis add-on, to support the workflows of chemists, synthesizing libraries of compounds in a parallel fashion.
ChemAxon’s Reactor is a high performance library enumeration engine which produces synthetically relevant virtual libraries giving users a highly efficient, automated workflow that saves time and improves upon best practices in the lab.
Chemists can define a generic reaction, a set of reactant structures and combine the two to enumerate and iteratively tune a set of product compounds and discrete reactions on a high throughput scale.
This intelligent processing removes tedious recording and drawing out of chemical reactions multiple times.
“Intelligent and flexible enumeration of chemical reactions for compound library design and combinatorial chemistry is an essential capability within an ELN environment. In choosing our Reactor, IDBS is bringing leading edge performance and usability to ChemBook clients,” said Alex Drijver, CEO of ChemAxon.
Drijver continued, “We look forward to bringing more functionality and performance as we continue to expand our relationship with IDBS.”
ChemAxon’s Reactor enables users to create virtual compound libraries which can be generated under extensive manual control.
Users can draw and edit reactants directly, run and tune reactions to achieve real-world products.
This approach is particularly advantageous for enumerating small, focused libraries and the IDBS ChemBook user interface ensures that all IP is captured and stored in-house.
“Our winning formula is to provide researchers with innovative tools that enable them to be more effective within an enterprise-wide, scalable data management framework. We empower them and their organizations to benefit from the value of all their research data,” said Neil Kipling, CEO and Founder of IDBS.
Kipling continued, “Adding the Parallel Synthesis tool to ChemBook provides chemists with what we believe to be the leading technology in the field and further extends our broad ELN capability.”
ChemBook is part of IDBS’ E-WorkBook Suite, a flexible and configurable science-neutral ELN used across enterprises from basic research through to manufacturing.
Released with the new version of ChemBook this month, the Parallel Synthesis add-on is an optional capability for users.