ChemAxon and BSSN Software partner to offer analytical data management in a chemical context

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on 03 09 2015
Budapest, Hungary & Darmstadt, Germany, June 18, 2015 - ChemAxon, a leader in providing chemistry software solutions and consulting services for life science research, and BSSN Software GmbH, a specialist in vendor-independent analytical data management, are announcing a partnership that allows users to manage analytical data in ChemAxon's chemistry software solutions using open standards. This partnership has led to the development of a Mass Spectrometry Add-On for ChemAxon’s Instant JChem™ which enables storing, searching, and displaying of mass spectrometry data in the context of chemically aware databases. The Mass Spectrometry Add-On leverages the capabilities of BSSN Software's Seahorse Scientific Workbench® technology and the ASTM AnIML analytical data standard to interface with instruments from all major vendors. Users can import structure and mass spectrometry data from many formats, including the NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library, enabling fully integrated analytical data management. With a new Mass Spectra Form Widget, users can perform spectrum similarity searches based on a spectrum query, as well as search for spectra by structure or other chemical query terms. Search results or data library browsing can display the spectra alongside chemical information in a display widget that can zoom, identify peaks, and display query and result spectra alongside each other. Seahorse Scientific Workbench® is a vendor-neutral software suite for capturing, analyzing and sharing analytical and biological data, while Instant JChem™ is a desktop application designed for chemists to create, explore and share chemical and non-chemical data in local and remote databases. Burkhard Schaefer (head architect at BSSN Software) provided an overview of the results of this collaboration at ChemAxon's recent European User Group Meeting held in Budapest, Hungary, May 19-20. A video of the presentation may be viewed here. For further information on ChemAxon, please visit or contact . To find out more about Instant JChem, plese visit the product page. For media inquiries, please contact János Fejérvári at or Ellen Kolbe-Finsinger at About ChemAxon ChemAxon is a leader in providing cheminformatics software platforms and desktop applications for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. We focus on active interaction with users and software portability to create powerful, cost-effective cross platform solutions that power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication. The company is privately owned with European headquarters in Budapest, US East Coast headquarters in Cambridge, MA, and sales and support offices in Europe, Japan and across North America.​ About BSSN Software BSSN Software provides solutions for vendor-neutral data management, instrument integration and long-term archiving. The company offers open, standards-based software for viewing, aggregating, and sharing laboratory data from many different analytical and biological techniques. Embracing open standards, the software supports AnIML, ANDI, SEDD, GAML, TNF, ACAML and SciPDF, along with vendor formats for 100+ instrument models. Integration with LIMS and ELN is provided. All data is ready for long-term archiving.