ChemBioOffice 2010: the ultimate software suite for the life sciences
ChemBioOffice 2010 is the latest release of CambridgeSoft Corporation's (Cambridge, MA) full suite of integrated scientific desktop applications to be added to Adept Scientific’s (Letchworth, Herts) range. Designed to aid individual chemists and biologists at their desktops, ChemBioOffice also provides a shared solution benefiting scientists across an institution.
[UKPRwire, Wed Aug 05 2009] “Our goal with every new ChemBioOffice release is to continue to enhance the CambridgeSoft toolbox scientists have depended on for years in their research,” said Michael G Tomasic, Chairman and CEO of CambridgeSoft. "By maintaining the familiar look and feel, while at the same time adding powerful functionality, ChemBioOffice 2010 continues this tradition with a solution that will improve the communication, efficiency and productivity across organisations and in a wide range of scientific settings."
ChemBioOffice 2010’s three core applications – ChemBioDraw, ChemBio3D and ChemBioFinder/ChemBioViz – remain at the heart of the ChemBioOffice Ultra 2010 suite. New developments in ChemDraw include improvements to Name Sequence Tool, new BioDraw Pathway Templates, Rotation about Arbitrary Centers, ChemScript Integration, support for full RBG colour and more.
ChemBio3D adds Stochastic Conformational Analysis; the MMFF94 Force Field is enhanced to use multiple processors for calculations, a new fast multi-pole method for electrostatics, truncation approximations and a user-settable dielectric constant. ChemBioFinder/ChemBioViz now features Clustering and integration with STATISTICA Base for more in depth statistical analysis.
Other significant offerings in the collection include desktop versions of CambridgeSoft's Enterprise applications E-Notebook, BioAssay, Inventory and access to a number of important online databases such as ChemACX (for up-to-date product information from over 500 chemical vendors) and the ChemIndex compound reference database. Partner applications MNova-Lite (visualisation and analysis of NMR data) and STATISTICA Base (data analysis) and a host of other tools round out the integrated solution.
ChemBioDraw provides high quality structural drawing, analysis and querying for chemists and offers biologists their own first-class tools for drawing and annotating biological pathways. With integration a key objective, ChemDraw and BioDraw documents use the same native file formats, ensuring information can be seamlessly communicated between different teams of scientists and easily exported for use in presentations and publications.
ChemBio3D provides molecular modelling and eye-catching graphical visualisation of small molecules and proteins involved in chemical and biological processes. For macromolecules, ChemBio3D can render cartoon depictions of proteins and nucleic acids making it possible to carry out state-of-the-art protein visualisation on the desktop and provides interfaces to GAMESS, Gaussian, Schrödinger's Jaguar and the latest MOPAC.
ChemBioViz with ChemBioFinder provides a visualisation tool to correlate chemical data with biological activity. Features include descriptive statistical results which are shown on plots and Compound Profiles, a way of visually comparing and ranking structures based on values of selected properties.
Tying these applications together is ChemBioScript new chemical Python extension language from CambridgeSoft which provides a set of classes and methods for working with atoms, bonds and the other properties of molecules, reactions and 3D models.
In addition to the three core applications ChemBioOffice 2010 also offers a number of other new and updated components to the suite. E-Notebook Ultra, BioAssay Ultra and Inventory Ultra are designed to deliver much of the functionality of CambridgeSoft's enterprise level applications of these products to individual scientists at their desktops.
ChemBioOffice 2010 is available now from Adept Scientific. With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world's leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0)1462 480055.