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: http://www.chemaxon.hu/forum/ftopic202.html 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 http://www.chemaxon.com/demos/try_marvin.html 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: http://www.chemaxon.hu/forum/forum28.html. 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: http://www.chemaxon.hu/forum/ftopic193.html. 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 www.chemaxon.com
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