ChemAxon and FMC agrees product acquisition

By Wai Lang Chu

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Related tags Drug discovery Pharmacology

ChemAxon and FMC has announced a global all product license
acquisition of ChemAxon's complete product line and the switching
over to JChem cheminformatics platform.

The platform adds to an ever-increasing number of molecular structure visualisation tools, which are being developed by cheminformatics companies, academic research labs and recently by the open source community.

Many of these tools have become popular and are used by drug researchers, public websites providing chemistry data and also for educational purposes as the software provides good image quality and do not show stability or performance problems.

The migration of the structure search at FMC's Agricultural Products Group is the first step in this integration.

"FMC's APG Discovery Research has evaluated ChemAxon's products, JChem and Marvin, and found the products to be intuitive, easy to use, reliable, and scalable,"​ said Dr Ann Orth, research director for FMC's Agricultural Products Group

"Search results from JChem Cartridge have been shown to be more chemically precise and logical than those from the existing search engine,"​ she added.

ChemAxon, who were present at the Drug Discovery Technology conference in London, said: "We are very pleased to be working with an organisation like FMC."

"We were particularly happy with the fast and straightforward platform changeover process,"​ commented Ferenc Csizmadia, CEO Of ChemAxon.

Molecular search techniques are invaluable tools in all cheminformatics systems including rational drug design, compound registration systems and laboratory information management systems.

Often they provide a basis for more complex applications like functional group identification, bond cleavage, virtual reaction processing, standardisation and toxic fragment identification.

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