Optibrium And Integrated Chemistry Design Collaborate To Introduce Creative Compound Design On Ipad®

Published: Mar 17, 2014

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CAMBRIDGE, UK and OCEANSIDE, CA, USA, 17 March 2014 – Optibrium and Integrated Chemistry Design, providers of software solutions and services for drug discovery, today announced the release of Asteris™, a new iPad app that combines highly intuitive chemistry drawing tools with the most visually informative predictive modelling. Asteris enables creative researchers to rapidly evaluate new compound ideas when and where they want, no longer limited to sitting in an office or in front of a computer.

Asteris uses Chirys Draw’s™ patent pending chemical drawing tools, optimised specifically for the touch environment, allowing users to explore a much wider range of chemistry designs. Instant feedback from StarDrop’s™ predictive models, guided by the unique Glowing Molecule™ visualisation, dramatically reduces the time required to identify high quality compound designs. With Asteris users can calculate a range of “core properties”, such as logP, molecular weight, polar surface area, and hydrogen bond donors, and predict over ten ADME properties, including solubility, hERG inhibition, and CNS penetration.

Dr Matthew Segall, Optibrium’s CEO, commented, “We are very pleased to be working with Integrated Chemistry Design. The combination of our unique technologies in Asteris provides an innovative ideas space, giving users the flexibility to explore new compound designs, beyond the constraints of traditional computational tools. This collaboration furthers our on-going strategy to work with other leading developers of innovative solutions for drug discovery.”

Dr M. Catherine Johnson, President and CEO of Integrated Chemistry Design added, “We are excited that Asteris provides medicinal chemists with powerful tools for evaluating prospective drug ideas, and they can use Asteris anywhere, in meetings or on travel as well as in their offices. Using Asteris, drug designers will be able to assess ideas more quickly to converge on the most promising candidates for further study.”

Asteris will be launched at the American Chemical Society Spring 2014 National Meeting & Expo in Dallas, Texas from March 16-20, where you can visit Optibrium (booth #1516) and Integrated Chemistry Design (booth #400) to see Asteris in action. From March 16, Asteris can be downloaded from the App StoreSM.

For more information on Asteris, please visit www.asteris-app.com.

For further information on Optibrium and StarDrop, please visit www.optibrium.com, contact info@optibrium.com or call +44 1223 815900.

For further information on Chirys Draw or other products and services from Integrated Chemistry Design, please visit www.chirys.com, contact info@inchemdesign.com or call +1 858 361 3795.

Media contact
Sarah Jeffery
Zyme Communications
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Nick Foster
Director, Business Development
E-mail: nick.foster@optibrium.com
Phone: +44 (0)1223 815900

Integrated Chemistry Design
M. Catherine Johnson
President and CEO
Email: mcjohnson@inchemdesign.com
Phone: +1 858 361 3795

About Optibrium Ltd.

Optibrium provides drug discovery software solutions that bring confidence to the selection and design of high quality candidate drugs. The Company’s flagship platform, StarDrop, creates an intuitive, highly visual and flexible environment to facilitate and speed up lead identification and optimisation, quickly targeting effective drug candidates with a high probability of success downstream.

Founded in 2009, Optibrium continues to develop StarDrop and research novel technologies to improve the efficiency and productivity of the drug discovery process. Optibrium works closely with its broad range of customers and collaborators that include leading global pharma companies, biotech and academic groups.

Visit the online community at http://www.optibrium.com/community/ for further discussions on improving the productivity of drug discovery.

About Integrated Chemistry Design, Inc.
Integrated Chemistry Design produces scientific software for drug discovery and development grounded in extensive knowledge of the chemical design process. Designed for the needs of modern professional chemists, Integrated Chemistry Design’s platform of applications enhance teamwork, increase productivity, and liberate the creative scientific imagination. Integrated Chemistry Design builds reliability and high performance into all products by emphasising simplicity and modularity.

Headquartered near San Diego, CA, Integrated Chemistry Design was founded in 2010. Integrated Chemistry Design provides innovative scientific software and consulting services to life science companies.

For more information about Integrated Chemistry Design, visit http://www.inchemdesign.com.

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