November 2, 2010 Tokyo, Japan and Budapest, Hungary, Patcore Inc. and ChemAxon, a leading provider of cheminformatics software for the life sciences industry, announce the licensing of ChemAxon's JChem for the Japanese Consortium for Glycobiology and Glycotechnology Database (JCGGDB: http://jcggdb.jp/index_en.html ). Currently there is an ongoing project, called "Life Science Integrated Database Project" (LSDB : http://lifesciencedb.jp/?lng=en ), led by the Japanese government and The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has taken the lead in the glycoscience part of this project. AIST have been consolidating glycoscience related databases within the country and building the integrated one. The ChemAxon's JChem software is to be used to enable the integrated chemical structure search in JCGGDB.
JChem Base is a tool for the development of cheminformatics applications allowing storage and search of structural and non-structural data. JChem Base can handle molecules, reactions, polymers, Markush and query structural contents. JChem Base will integrate a variety of database systems with web interfaces and offer high performance searches including substructure, similarity, exact, and superstructure searches. The system includes Marvin, a family of toolkits and graphic user interfaces for editing, viewing and visualizing chemical structures and macromolecules.
"We are honored to work with AIST in this ground breaking project, we expect the full potential of our functionality to bring new possibilities and value to users", said Alex Drijver, CEO of ChemAxon.
"We are very pleased for the JChem technology to be adopted for the portal of glycotechnology.", added Fumiaki Aruga, COO of Patcore, ChemAxon's exclusive commercial agent in Japan.
AIST has over 50 autonomous research units in various innovative research fields, and the units are located at 9 research bases and several sites of AIST all over Japan. Missions of AIST are as follows, and AIST members are making efforts to accomplish the missions.
- Contribution to a sustainable society.
- Contribution to industrial competitiveness.
- Contribution to local industrial development.
- Contribution to industrial technology policies.
ChemAxon is a leader in providing cheminformatics software development platforms and applications for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. With core capabilities for structure visualization, search and management, property prediction, virtual synthesis, screening and drug design, ChemAxon focuses upon active interaction with users and software portability to create powerful, cost effective cross platform solutions and programming interfaces to power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication. For more information please visit www.chemaxon.com.
Patcore Inc. is a Japan-based informatics services company for life science research. The company provides cheminformatics products and services to enable its customers to accelerate their research and discover new products faster. With extensive knowledge of informatics strategy and research processes, Patcore facilitates better decision making for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, and chemical researchers.