Cheminformatics company provides researchers with access to more than 700,000 chemicals

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ACD/Labs’ flagship product ACD/ChemSketch allows pharmaceutical scientists to “better understand the fate of molecules,” says the company president.

ACD/ChemSketch is a popular chemical drawing package used by over 1.5 million people worldwide​,” Daria Thorp, president ACD/Labs told Outsourcing-Pharma.com. “Over the past two decades, we have provided search-by-structure integration to a number of databases including PubChem, eMolecules and ChemSpider​.”

The informatics company recently announced the integration of its ACD/ChemSketch with the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Chemistry Dashboard.

As part of its collaboration with the EPA, the company enabled structure-based searching of its iCSS Chemistry Dashboard.

According to ACD/Labs, the integration will enable scientists to draw chemicals on their desktop and access chemical structures, physicochemical properties, and toxicity information via the EPA Chemistry Dashboard.

This integration brings great benefit to various research activities; environmental and pharmaceutical scientists can better understand the fate of molecules, their toxicological profiles, and potential health effects​,” Thorp explained.

Physicochemical and toxicity data may be used in the field, in the lab, or for theoretical studies; while access to data from a variety of other sources provides wider context for their research​,” she added.

The Chemistry Dashboard, which was launched earlier this year, is one of many developed by the EPA to help researchers use data to better evaluate chemicals’ potential health effects.

The dashboard provides scientists with access to chemical structures, experimental and predicted physiochemical properties and toxicity data.

Related topics: Preclinical Research

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