Chemaxon Announces Free Software for the Academic Community Via the Jchem and Marvin Academic Package
BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemAxon, a software solutions provider for life sciences today announced free licenses for Marvin and JChem toolkits for the teaching and academic research community with the creation of its Academic Package program. ChemAxon's Academic Package is a community driven effort to enable students to gain experience with the state of the art tools being used within life science and chemical research today. Relevant to all educational institutions, with some restrictions, successful applicants will receive free licenses to all ChemAxon's toolkits. The program aims to give schools and universities the basic tools to develop interactive chemistry teaching resources and advanced tools to enable students and staff to perform original research from within a single powerful platform. ChemAxon's Java based Cheminformatics toolkits include: Marvin for editing and viewing chemical structures, reactions and queries, Calculator Plugins for prediction of various properties based on structure, JChem Base for structure and reaction searching and database handling, JChem Cartridge for Oracle(R) database integration, Reactor for structure transformations and virtual synthesis, Screen for pharmacophore and structure based screening and other tools for the exploration of drug design. "We believe there will be 2 main areas of interest; with Marvin and JChem Base to deliver cheminformatics platforms for online, offline campus wide chemistry teaching and our more focused toolkits to support original research" Ferenc Csizmadia, CEO of ChemAxon said, and added, "Our toolkits have benefited greatly from the relationships ChemAxon has enjoyed with educators and researchers since the beginning and this is a way to giving something back." About ChemAxon ChemAxon is a leader in providing Java based chemical software development platforms for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. With core capabilities including; structure visualization and management, property predictions, virtual synthesis, screening and drug design, ChemAxon focuses upon active interaction with users and core portability to create powerful, cost effective cross platform solutions and programming interfaces to power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication.
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