ChemAxon’s Chemicalize.org Extends PubChem Database With Crowd-Sourced Chemistry From the Web
BUDAPEST, Hungary and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
ChemAxon [http://www.chemaxon.com ], a leader in providing chemistry software
solutions and consulting services for life science research, announces that the
crowd-sourced chemical structures gathered via its public website, chemicalize.org, have
been deposited to the Pubchem repository, with approximately one third of the submission
being novel. The provision also includes links to valuable structure-based data for each
of the submitted structures.
chemicalize.org is a public website which extracts and displays chemical structures
from users browsing of web pages and submitting other documents to the site. The service
builds a database of all identified structures, which enables structure (and other)
searching of gathered content.
Since chemicalize.org was started in spring 2009 we have gathered ~300,000 unique
structures and inline with the aims of the service, to make chemistry more useful, we
deposited the collection into PubChem, the world’s largest free public chemistry database.
From these ~300,000 structures ~100,000 structures were novel.
Continued growth and new users are essential to have a crowd-sourced database that is
up-to-date and follows current interests. chemicalize.org [http://chemicalize.org ] has
been growing well in recent months with 15,000 unique visitors/month in December, up 60%
in the last 6 months.
We will continue to deposit updates to ensure the utility of the service to the
community and to include a link back to chemicalize.org data pages where various
structure-based calculated properties are presented.
The deposition is discussed in more detail at the ChemAxon blog;
chemicalize.org is a public website created by ChemAxon for adding chemical resolution
to web browsing, chemical names and structure files. The service is free and will be
useful to anyone wishing to add chemical structures and predicted data to their web
browsing experience or extract chemical structures from web pages and other documents.
ChemAxon [http://www.chemaxon.com ] is a leader in providing cheminformatics software
platforms and desktop 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 that power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication. The
company is privately owned with European headquarters in Budapest, US East Coast
headquarters in Cambridge, MA, and sales and support offices in Europe, Japan and across
SOURCE ChemAxon Ltd.