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Sigma-Aldrich Acquires ChemNavigator

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich has acquired cheminformatics company ChemNavigator for an undisclosed sum.

Sigma-Aldrich said that the acquisition would combine ChemNavigator's suite of virtual screening and selection tools and searchable database of more than 60 million compounds with Sigma's strengths in chemical compound management, procurement, and global distribution. The firm said that this combination will provide customers with a complete chemical discovery offering, from compound selection to delivery of custom packaged chemical building blocks and screening libraries ready for testing.

According to Sigma, ChemNavigator's iResearch Library contains millions of chemical products available for selection and purchase, ranging from drug-like compounds for testing in molecular screening to synthetic building blocks used in chemical synthesis.

"This acquisition enables Sigma-Aldrich to provide the research community with an efficient, seamless discovery offer that extends from virtual selection to compound delivery," Ilya Koltover, manager of business development for Sigma-Aldrich, said in a statement.

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