15 September 2008
Symyx Technologies has released the Symyx Isentris informatics system that provides many new, productivity-enhancing capabilities. Isentris 3.1 allows scientists to create, manage, and share fully searchable local databases and to work offline. This functionality goes beyond Symyx’s ISIS software, and version 3.1 provides an ideal transition point for ISIS-to-Isentris migration.
New Isentris functionality includes the creation, management, and sharing of fully searchable local databases with full insert, update, and delete capabilities. This improves R&D productivity by enabling researchers to capture, annotate, and explore data in a familiar environment. In addition, researchers can easily travel with their data or share project-critical information with external collaborators such as contract research organisations. Local databases support business-critical workflows in the exchange and communication of scientific information between scientists and project groups.
Isentris provides highly interactive views of scientific information in a self-service environment. Scientists can filter, sort, and cluster data themselves to see exactly what they need to make decisions. By giving scientists the freedom to help themselves to corporate and commercial information while tracking their own insights locally, wherever, whenever, and however they want to.
As part of the latest 3.1 release of Symyx Draw, Isentris 3.1 supports the creation and editing of Sgroup queries (polymers, formulations, and mixtures), Rgroup (Markush) queries and 3D queries. Isentris 3.1 also offers new name-to-structure/structure-to-name conversions; enhanced sketch cleaning; and powerful add-in software for converting structures, calculating molecular properties, and assessing spectroscopic parameters.
Symyx offers a fully supported, phased, low-risk transition path from ISIS to Isentris, preserving existing investments in Symyx chemistry representation and chemical registry and inventory, and enabling customers to pursue migration at their own pace, as budget and IT resources permit. Compatible files and migration tools, along with coexistence of data, applications, and infrastructure, all facilitate the most straightforward and cost-effective transition.