SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Symyx Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMMX) has released the Symyx Direct 7.0 data cartridge — an innovative, one-stop solution for registering, searching, and retrieving chemical and biological entities stored in relational databases. Supporting the continued expansion of biologics in today's pharmaceutical, biotech, and materials science R&D pipelines, Symyx Direct 7.0 improves R&D efficiency, project team collaboration, and IP management by enabling multidisciplinary project teams to visualize, explore, and compare novel macromolecular sequences and chemical structures stored in a single, fully searchable corporate registry system.
"Biologics now represent over 30%, and in some cases over 50%, of our customers' product pipelines," said Dr. Trevor Heritage, president, Symyx Software. "Responding to our industry's critical need for end-to-end combined biologics and chemical acquisition, registration, and management — and guided by our Biologics Advisory Board — Symyx is pleased to introduce an enhanced data cartridge that improves the management and re-use of broader, deeper IP in today's increasingly integrated chemical and biological R&D environment."
Many scientists today are searching for ways to reduce off-target effects and improve the stability of chemically modified short interfering RNA (siRNA) sequences, peptides, and other large molecules. Aiding these efforts, Symyx Direct 7.0 supports natural post- translational modifications (PTM) and custom modifications while also providing seamless support for D-amino acids and complex cyclizations, including the imidazolinone fluorophore found in the fluorescent proteins.Symyx Direct 7.0 offers a new, hybrid representation that combines the best features of bioinformatics and cheminformatics notations, improving multidisciplinary collaborative research by enabling scientists to:
- Register and retrieve molecules, reactions, and biomolecular sequences including peptides, oligonucleotides, and oligosaccharides
- Search for and view chemical modifications in sequences
- Develop structure-activity correlations in sequences