ChemAxon launches Marvin 4.1 with .NET and publication feature support.
August 25th, 2006, Budapest, Hungary: ChemAxon, a software solutions provider for cheminformatics, today announced the release of version 4.1 of its platform independent chemical editing and visualization suite, Marvin. The release sees the addition of new structure based calculations, extensive publication features and support for .NET. Marvin is the leading platform independent, web ready chemical editor and visualization toolkit and application suite available today. In addition to the graphic user interface, a unique feature of Marvin is the availability of a full application programming interface (API) allowing web and application developers and command line users to completely configure and control only those features they want to use. The arrival of the 4.1 release sees full API access from the .NET environment which, with our native Java support, allows seamless integration within all major web and intranet environments. Looking more closely at the new features, MarvinSketch and MarvinView see the addition of professional publishing options with multiple pages, rich text editing and formatting as well as journal publication style templates functions. As well as peptide sequence import, new file formats are supported including InChI file import/export and EMF and PDF vector export. New usability features make the Marvin GUI more intuitive and friendly for users. The release of MarvinSpace 1.3 within the distribution brings Marvin to the fore for Applet macromolecule and protein viewing. New features include; ribbon representation, interactive editing of molecules in MarvinSketch, high resolution image export in a range of file formats, more colouring types, enhanced selection tools and support for Copy/Cut/Paste and Drag & Drop. To try out MarvinSpace please visit http://revamp.chemaxon.com/marvinspace/ The range of Calculator Plugins, currently including logP, logD, pKa, Hydrogen Bond Donor/Acceptor and many others is extended with the addition of Conformer calculation, including lowest energy conformer prediction, Stereoisomer, Orbital Electronegativity, Molecular Dynamics, Geometry and 3D Molecular Surface Area calculations. Close integration with MarvinSpace also allows calculation results to colour 3D surfaces within a true 3D viewer environment. Marvin is available for free for installation on to your desktop. For an unlimited Marvin and Calculator Plugin online tryout please visit: www.chemaxon.com/demos/try_marvin.html. Academic users can license all ChemAxon products for free, see this page for more information and signup; Visit our forum. About the Marvin suite Marvin is comprised of 5 main user components; MarvinSketch for creating and editing structures, queries and reactions, MarvinView for viewing structural and non structural data, MarvinSpace for analysing macromolecule/ligand interactions, MolConverter for generating 2D/3D coordinates, converting chemical file types and generating images and Calculator Plugins a growing range of structure based calculations and predictions for properties useful in life science research.