CHEMINFORMATICS

Discovery Studio 2.5

15 July 2009

Accelrys

Accelrys has released Discovery Studio 2.5, an advanced computational chemistry and biology software environment for drug discovery.

This release features major new scientific developments, and a focus on enhancing user experience by providing significant usability enhancements, with a fully customisable interface and improved integration with Pipeline Pilot. Because it is built upon Pipeline Pilot, Accelrys' scientific operating platform, Discovery Studio 2.5 is an extensible virtual discovery environment that lets researchers integrate any tool they need to create solutions that are uniquely tailored to fit their research process.

Discovery Studio 2.5 streamlines collaboration and increases research productivity, addressing areas such as new scientific developments in the area of small molecule modelling, fragment-based design, transmembrane protein analysis, and antibody modelling. There is enhanced customisability through new Discovery Guides, which allows users to combine any scientific algorithm and/or functionality in DS to create a personalised taskflow.

Improved Pipeline Pilot integration allows users to access scientific components and protocols to customise workflows, thus providing flexibility and extensibility of the scientific methods. Subsequently, these methods are easily deployed within a group via a Web Port or Microsoft Sharepoint for effective communication and results-oriented collaboration.

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