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PerkinElmer Launches Enhanced Version of ChemDraw® Software at 2017 ACS Fall National Meeting & Exposition

Industry-leading chemical drawing software helps scientists efficiently design molecules and determine reactions

by PerkinElmer
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ChemDraw v. 17WHAT: 
PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today launched version 17 of its ChemDraw® software with new capabilities that enable biomolecular researchers and chemists to advance their data analysis and accelerate their paths to discovery. 

The ChemDraw software is an industry-trusted chemical structure drawing application. Scientists across academia, government, pharmaceuticals, biotech, chemical processing, environmental, food & beverage, and oil production have utilized the software to support their research for more than 30 years. 

WHEN:  August 20-24, 2017 

WHERE: 2017 ACS Fall National Meeting & Exposition

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

PerkinElmer Booth #1312 

WHY: “New advances in technology, combined with the growing trend of modern  drug development,  are driving the need to build customized biopolymeric sequences and develop faster ways to draw more complex molecules,” said David Wang, Vice President & General Manager, Informatics, PerkinElmer. “The latest version of our industry leading ChemDraw solution is enhanced to improve speed and performance in the lab to help researchers and chemists accelerate their progress toward making scientific breakthroughs.” 

KEY FEATURES: The ChemDraw® version 17 software features the Pistoia Alliance’s Hierarchical Editing Language for Macromolecules (HELM), enabling chemists to easily describe complex molecular structures, rapidly create biopolymeric structures, and share their information in an industry-standard format. 

The ChemDraw® version 17 software is also equipped with enhanced hotkeys that accelerate molecular drawing, and metadata tagging to make it easy to take notes and mark up documents. In addition, the ChemOffice® software suite provides researchers with access to the PerkinElmer Signals ™ Notebook, a modern, device agnostic scientific collaboration platform, to enable the recording, retrieval, and sharing of scientific results. The PerkinElmer Signals Notebook is powered by a web-based ChemDraw sketcher for optimal chemical understanding. 

The ChemDraw software also offers:

  • Support for new types of molecules to accelerate advances in science;
  • Easy search and data recovery with seamless metadata tagging;
  • More effective ways to type entire reactions with fewer mouse clicks ;
  • Mobility and cloud support with software that can draw, store, analyze and share chemical structures and reactions in the lab or on- the-go; and
  • Integration with the SciFinder® application from the Chemical Abstracts Service to enable rapid searching of the scientific literature. 

MORE: “PerkinElmer’s  integration of the Pistoia Alliance HELM standard into their, leading chemistry drawing platform is helping scientists use the standard to advance R&D and innovation through sharing new molecular types,” said Claire Bellamy, HELM project manager for the Pistoia Alliance, of which PerkinElmer is a member. “This standard facilitates collaboration with fellow researchers and the wider scientific community, enabling data sharing across organizations, and supporting a wide range of research activities—from publication submissions, to patent and grant applications, to marketing authorizations.” 

The ChemDraw® version 17 software is compatible with MAC and PC platforms and is also the standard drawing tool for reviewing and submitting new chemical compounds to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, please visit