cheminformatics

Cyclica will soon begin testing a commercial version of its services software this summer ahead of a full launch planned for next year.

The project seeks to develop standardized guidelines and tools to map terms across ontologies and help simplify data search and integration.

Cheminformatics firm ChemAxon said this week that it has opened its new US East Coast headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

Cheminformatics firm Dotmatics said this week that Pharmaxis, a specialty pharmaceutical company, has selected its software suite to support preclinical research data management.

By Uduak Grace Thomas
UK-based cheminformatics firm Dotmatics has moved its US East Coast office to a larger facility in Boston in order to support its expanding sales and support teams.

The partners said they plan to offer customers a range of computational drug design services, including receptor site modeling, lead identification, lead optimization, ADME property prediction, and formulation modeling.

The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.