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Symyx Announces Collaborative Partnership with Royal Society of Chemistry

Symyx Technologies, Inc. and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) have announced the launch of a collaborative partnership designed to enhance the usability and accessibility of public scientific databases.

Symyx Announces Collaborative Partnership with Royal Society of Chemistry

Symyx Technologies, Inc. and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) have announced the launch of a collaborative partnership designed to enhance the usability and accessibility of public scientific databases. The first joint project links related chemical structures between two information sources, ChemSpider (from RSC) and DiscoveryGate (from Symyx), enabling scientists to quickly retrieve more complete and comprehensive information.

ChemSpider is a free-access chemistry search engine that aggregates and indexes chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository. DiscoveryGate provides online access to chemical sourcing, organic synthesis and reaction planning, metabolism, toxicity and pharmacological information, integrating information based on the occurrence of common chemical structures. Interlinking the two products will enable scientists to browse chemical information on ChemSpider while simultaneously searching synthetic reactions, bioavailability information and up-to-date compound availability information from over 860 suppliers on DiscoveryGate.

"We are excited to be partnering with a well-respected chemistry publisher such as the Royal Society of Chemistry," said Trevor Heritage, president of Symyx's software business unit. "Combining Symyx's strength in reaction chemistry software and information databases with the RSC's publishing experience in synthetic chemistry will enrich existing information sources and accelerate scientists' access to relevant information."

Antony Williams, vice president of strategic development for ChemSpider, said "ChemSpider is the premier chemistry portal for scientists looking to access public data and the fastest chemical structure searches available online. Through this collaboration, Symyx's DiscoveryGate database will help to strengthen and support ChemSpider's chemistry offering and add value to researchers across the globe."

Previous collaborations between Symyx and the RSC include the development of the ChemMobi chemistry application, which has become one of the most popular smart phone applications for every chemist and chemistry student.

Source: Symyx Technologies, Inc.