Chemaxon Launches Marvin 4.0 and new 3D Visualization Tool MarvinSpace

Aug 17, 2005, 01:00 ET from ChemAxon Ltd.

    BUDAPEST, Hungary, August 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemAxon, a software
 solutions provider for life sciences, today announced the release of version
 4.0 of its platform independent chemical editing and visualization suite
 Marvin. The release includes the launch of MarvinSpace - a new tool for 3D
 molecular structure visualization.
     Marvin is the most advanced Java based chemical editor and visualization
 toolkit available today. 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.
     A unique feature of Marvin, as with all ChemAxon technology, is the
 availability of a full application programming interface (API), which
 combined with the technologies platform independence and web readiness makes
 Marvin the primary choice for developing fully configurable custom
 implementations for a global or browser access user base.
     The version 4.0 release sees many new features and improvements such as
 template based structure cleaning, 3D editing, lone pair support and an
 attached data function to annotate atoms with user defined data. 3D conformer
 generation is improved further giving increased coordinate accuracy.
     The launch of MarvinSpace extends the Marvin platform toward molecular
 modelling and high definition online publishing. Although at an early
 development stage, MarvinSpace already provides unique functionalities and
 high performance within a fast evolving public development. To try out
 MarvinSpace please visit
     The range of Calculator Plugins, currently including logP, logD, pKa,
 hydrogen bond donor/acceptor, polar surface area and partial charge is
 extended with the inclusion of calculations like tautomer generation and
 resonance forms. The topology analysis plugin is significantly improved to
 include many properties useful for QSAR. To try out Marvin and the full range
 of Calculator Plugins please visit
     ChemAxon actively supports education and academic research by providing
 free licenses for all of it's toolkits to teachers and academic researchers.
 To find out more please visit
     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 or contact: Alex
 Allardyce, Director of Communications on: +361-453-2660

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