Software and service provider Cresset has announced the release of TorchV10, a desktop molecular design and 3D SAR tool for medicinal chemists. TorchV10 uses molecular fields to show the binding patterns of compounds, and this protein’s eye view gives clear insights into the causes of biological activity. Working with TorchV10, medicinal chemists can see how to optimise the shape and electrostatic properties of their series, and rapidly identify the best next molecule to synthesise.
Cresset CEO, Dr Robert Scoffin, said: 'We believe that molecular fields are the most intuitive way of assessing biological activity. We would like every chemist to access the power of fields so that they can truly understand the mechanisms by which their leads interact with targets. TorchV10 is such an easy to use desktop tool that it brings these insights within the reach of every medicinal chemist.'
Cresset has also released TorchV10lite, a free 3D molecular viewer, sketcher and editor. Not only does it handle 2D and 3D structures, it also shows users the molecular field patterns of molecules, giving a powerful visual representation of their physicochemical properties.