NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Publishing company Wiley said last week that it has acquired SimBioSys, a cheminformatics solutions developer, for an undisclosed sum.

Incorporated in 2006 as a spinout of the University of Leeds' Institute for Computer Applications in Molecular Sciences, SimBioSys describes itself as a biotechnology and chemistry software company focused on developing tools for structure-based, rational drug design. The firm's headquarters are in Toronto and it has distribution partners in Europe, Japan, China, and India.

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