Tripos Discovery Informatics, which provides discovery informatics software to aid drug discovery, has appointed Jim Hopkins as chief executive officer of the newly-private company. The business was recently purchased by Vector Capital from Tripos and will function as an independent company. Dr Richard Cramer joins as chief scientific officer, with Dr Robert Clark as vice president of research.
The company will focus on innovation within its current technology portfolio, specifically enhancing the core functionality and user experience of its computational informatics product suite, Sybl. Additionally, the company will continue to support that large pharmaceutical companies that have adopted Tripos' Benchware enterprise-class products, through professional services, customer and technical support.