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 US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.