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ChemDraw and Chem3D for iPad

PerkinElmer has announced the availability of the ChemDraw and Chem3D apps. Available on the App Store, the new mobile apps feature PerkinElmer’s Flick-to-Share technology, a development in scientific collaboration and data sharing that brings molecular education to a new level, allowing scientists to share critical information and spark innovation in real-time both in and out of the laboratory.

The ChemDraw software suite enables scientists to draw, study and save molecules and chemical reactions. With the new app for iPad, the global chemical drawing community will now have the freedom to draw and share chemical structures everywhere and every time inspiration strikes.

The Chem3D app is a 3D molecular viewer that allows users to download 3D structures of many types and display them with unique versatility. Scientists can explore the 3D structures by using simple touch gestures to rotate, expand and contract the models for a richer view of their spatial properties. The flexibility of the Chem3D app’s display helps researchers and students gain a better understanding of the 3D nature of molecules and how their shapes influence their properties. The Chem3D app can display 3D models as ball-and-stick, wireframe, space-filling and cartoon and can apply these modes to a wide variety of structures including proteins, DNA, RNA, crystals, assemblies and small organics.

Both apps feature Flick-to-Share technology, a patent-pending sharing tool developed by PerkinElmer, along with support for multiple file formats and import/export capabilities. The Flick-to-Share technology gives users the ability to easily and rapidly share molecular structures across mobile devices, requiring only a single finger swipe gesture to transfer images from one to another user regardless of geographic location. It also enables users to eliminate the need for multi-step emails or cloud storage services.

The ChemDraw and Chem3D apps are the first of a series of mobile applications PerkinElmer is developing to innovate on its electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) and scientific instrument franchises. PerkinElmer’s ImageEntry application for the iPhone, for example, will simplify and secure the process for scientists inputting images and data into their PerkinElmer E-Notebook.

ChemDraw is available for the introductory price of $9.99, and Chem3D is available free of charge from the App Store or at


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