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ChemAxon's Biomolecule Toolkit

ChemAxon has launched its Biomolecule Toolkit, which provides tools that enable scientists represent and query complex biological molecules within their information systems. The tool supports custom formats for representing biological molecules as well as standard formats such as OpenHELM. It is available for integration within enterprise research informatics platforms and will soon include suppor for ChemAxon's Plexus suite web collaboration platform.

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