National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Adopts ChemAxon JChem Base for Japanese Consortium for Glycobiology and Glycotechnology Database (JCGGDB)

November 2, 2010

TOKYO and BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Patcore
Inc. and ChemAxon, a leading provider of cheminformatics software for the
life sciences industry, announce the licensing of ChemAxon’s JChem for the
Japanese Consortium for Glycobiology and Glycotechnology Database (JCGGDB:
http://jcggdb.jp/index_en.html ). Currently there is an ongoing project,
called “Life Science Integrated Database Project” (LSDB :
http://lifesciencedb.jp/?lng=en ), led by the Japanese government and The
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has
taken the lead in the glycoscience part of this project. AIST have been
consolidating glycoscience-related databases within the country and building
the integrated one. The ChemAxon’s JChem software is to be used to enable the
integrated chemical structure search in JCGGDB.

JChem Base is a tool for the development of cheminformatics applications
allowing storage and search of structural and non-structural data. JChem Base
can handle molecules, reactions, polymers, Markush and query structural
contents. JChem Base will integrate a variety of database systems with web
interfaces and offer high performance searches including substructure,
similarity, exact, and superstructure searches. The system includes Marvin, a
family of toolkits and graphic user interfaces for editing, viewing and
visualizing chemical structures and macromolecules.

“We are honored to work with AIST in this ground breaking project, we
expect the full potential of our functionality to bring new possibilities and
value to users,” said Alex Drijver, CEO of ChemAxon.

“We are very pleased for the JChem technology to be adopted for the
portal of glycotechnology,” added Fumiaki Aruga, COO of Patcore, ChemAxon’s
exclusive commercial agent in Japan.

About AIST

AIST has over 50 autonomous research units in various innovative research
fields, and the units are located at 9 research bases and several sites of
AIST all over Japan. Missions of AIST are as follows, and AIST members are
making efforts to accomplish the missions.

    - Contribution to a sustainable society.
    - Contribution to industrial competitiveness.
    - Contribution to local industrial development.
    - Contribution to industrial technology policies.

About ChemAxon

ChemAxon is a leader in providing cheminformatics software development
platforms and 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 and
programming interfaces to power modern cheminformatics and chemical
communication. For more information please visit http://www.chemaxon.com.

About Patcore

Patcore Inc. is a Japan-based informatics services company for life
science research. The company provides cheminformatics products and services
to enable its customers to accelerate their research and discover new
products faster. With extensive knowledge of informatics strategy and
research processes, Patcore facilitates better decision making for
pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, and chemical researchers.

SOURCE ChemAxon Ltd.

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