ChemAxon Launches JChem 3.0 and Marvin 3.5

Dec 10, 2004, 00:00 ET from ChemAxon Ltd.

    BUDAPEST, Hungary, December 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemAxon, a software
 solutions provider for life sciences today announced the release of version
 3.0 of its Java based cheminformatics suite, JChem and version 3.5 of Marvin,
 its Java based chemical, reaction and query editor and viewer.
     As the first commercially available Java based cheminformatics toolkit
 technology, JChem provided an OS independent platform for building
 cheminformatics capabilities for life science research. The release of
 version 3.0 sees many new features and improvements.
     For Oracle (TM) users the JChem Cartridge shows significant improvements
 in speed and capabilities allowing full use of JChem's powerful Chemical
 Terms query language during complex searching directly from Oracle (TM)
 environments. The clustering functions of JKlustor also see improvements with
 the addition of Maximum Common Substructure searching, allowing users to
 identify and visualise the hierarchy of common substructures within a
 compound set. Searching is further extended within JChem Base with the
 addition of superstructure searching. To explore JChem please visit our
 online implementation, details here:
     ChemAxon's Calculator Plugins are structure based predictions for an
 increasing range of properties. The technology is an open format allowing
 user developed plugins and can be accessed directly from Marvin, through
 command line for batch processing or performed 'on the fly' as a part of a
 complex structure search when called from ChemAxon's Chemical Terms query
 language. The new plugin, Topology Analysis, allows users to calculate
 molecular properties, including number of various ring types, rotatable
 bonds, etc. from topology. The current list of available plugins includes;
 pKa, logP, logD, polar surface area (PSA), charge distribution,
 polarizability prediction, H-bond acceptor/donor, major microspecies,
 refractivity and Huckel analysis. To evaluate, please visit our unlimited
 trial at
     ChemAxon's software has seen many recent deployments in the public
 sphere, including ChemIDplus from the National Library of Medicine's
 Specialized Information Services at the National Institutes of Health, as
 well as Ligand Depot and the Protein Data Bank's beta site, operated by the
 Research Collaboratory for Bioinformatics. For links to these implementations
 please visit:
     To freely evaluate ChemAxon's JChem and Marvin toolkits please visit our
 website. Academic researchers and schools can receive free licenses for all
 ChemAxon toolkits under our Academic Package program, conditions and
 application can be reviewed here:
     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 prediction, 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.
     For further information please visit

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