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Free chemical drawing package for academic and home use

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Symyx is offering its Symyx Draw 3.1 chemical drawing application as a free download for those wishing to use it for academic and home use). Symyx Draw 3.1 enables scientists to draw and edit complex chemical structures and reactions with ease, facilitating the collaborative searching, viewing, registering, and archiving of scientific information. To support academic researchers, Symyx Draw 3.1 also offers publication-quality drawing capabilities for presentations, reports and scientific papers , as well as improved integration with the Microsoft Office suite of software applications.

'As Symyx Draw is increasingly adopted and deployed in the commercial research environment, hands-on experience with the application at universities prepares students for success in today's highly competitive job market and in their future scientific careers,' said Dr Trevor Heritage, president of Symyx Software.