Prous Science selects ChemAxon to extend online knowledge mining functionality.
October 14th, 2005. Budapest, Hungary, and Barcelona, Spain: ChemAxon, a software solutions provider for life sciences, today announced agreement with Prous Science for the provision of ChemAxon's JChem Cartridge cheminformatics suite and Marvin, its Java-based structure editor and viewer, for Prous Science webbased content products. The agreement outlines the use of ChemAxon software initially within the Prous Science Integrity® drug discovery and development portal. Arriving in 2000, ChemAxon's JChem suite has quickly become a leading cheminformatics platform development toolkit enabling powerful searching of mixed structural and nonstructural data. Based entirely in Java, the suite is platform-independent, and for Marvin, the structure editor and viewer element, means straightforward browser-based operation for online interaction and delivery. As a resource for empowering drug R&D activities and following the progress of new chemical entities through the discovery and development pipeline, Prous Science Integrity® reflects trends in pharmaceutical and biotech research during the last 25 years. Integrity®'s more than 220,000 compounds offer comprehensive coverage of the most significant discoveries in modern medicinal chemistry and biology as related to drugs and therapeutics, along with a range of powerful tools to search, filter and find relationships within the extensive content available. Along with basic product information, Integrity® offers a wide array of omplementary data on experimental pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, organic synthesis and targets, among other fields, allowing investigators to originate new hypotheses in the discovery and development of better and safer drugs. Since its introduction in 2001, Integrity® has been adopted by major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and by academic and health-care institutions to drive knowledge creation, target mission-critical milestones, and support strategic decisions in drug R&D. The addition of the JChem suite functionality to the Integrity® portal, now available, offers users new options for structure searching. The integration of Marvin allows users to build complex, structure-based queries directly from their browser window without the need for special plugins or user native software. Dr. Ferenc Csizmadia, CEO of ChemAxon, said, "We are happy to be working with Prous Science, particularly in the area of knowledge-driven discovery. It's a good fit." "The addition of the JChem suite provides enhanced chemistry awareness within Integrity®, giving users an extensive range of chemistry options directly from their desktop," said Dr. Josep Prous, Jr., Executive Vice President of Prous Science.