Optibrium has launched Asteris, a joint collaboration with Integrated Chemistry Design. Asteris is an application that lets users draw chemical structures and predict chemical properties.

Asteris combines chemistry drawing tools with visually informative predictive modelling available on an iPhone to evaluate new compound ideas at any time. Asteris uses Chirys Draw’s touch interface to deliver an innovative ideas space, enabling you to explore a much wider range of designs, beyond the constraints of traditional computational tools.

Using StarDrop’s predictive modelling power, guided by the Glowing Molecule visualisation, instant feedback can reduce the time it takes to identify high quality compound designs. Because the Asteris platform is mobile, it can easily improve ideas by quickly sharing and collaborating with team members.


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