CambridgeSoft has released ChemBioOffice 2008, a suite of integrated scientific desktop applications designed to aid chemists and biologists in managing and visualising their data.
ChemBioOffice 2008 includes three core applications, ChemBioDraw, ChemBio3D and ChemBioViz, together with desktop versions of CambridgeSoft's enterprise applications such as E-Notebook, BioAssay, and Inventory. Users will also gain access to a number of important online databases such as ChemACX (for up-to-date product information from chemical vendors) and the ChemIndex compound reference database.
ChemBioDraw provides high quality structural drawing, analysis and querying for chemists, and allows biologists to draw and annotate biological pathways. By sharing the same file formats, biologists and chemists can easily exchange information and collaborate on projects.
The suite contains ChemVio3D form molecular modelling and graphical visualisation of small molecules and proteins. The software includes interfaces to GameSS, Gaussian, Schrödinger's Jaguar and the latest Mopac.
ChemBioViz with ChemFinder allow scientists to correlate chemical data with biological activity. It provides descriptive statistical results and compound profiles allow users to visually compare and rank structures based on selected properties.
Tying these applications together is ChemBioScript, a new chemical Python extension language from CambridgeSoft that a set of classes and methods for working the chemical properties of molecules and reactions.