June 17, 2008

ArtusLabs Collaborates With Boston University to Create Three Dimensional Structures

ArtusLabs, Inc., a leading provider of life science software tools and data management solutions, has entered into a partnership with Boston University's Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development (CMLD) to develop a way to standardize and expand the way in which stereochemistry, and ultimately a three-dimensional structures, are represented in the International Chemical Identifier (InChI(TM)).

This project will influence chemical drawing and library management capabilities throughout the industry. Professor Scott Schaus at Boston University and Robin Smith, CEO of ArtusLabs, are jointly responsible for the inception and creation of this project. The research will be conducted at Boston University with collaborative input from ArtusLabs, Inc. "We're excited to bring our collective expertise together to expand an important open standard within the chemical industry," said Smith.

This is expected to be the first of many collaborative efforts between ArtusLabs, Inc. and academic institutions.

About ArtusLabs

ArtusLabs is a technology company which is delivering scientific data management software. ArtusLabs was founded by the same proven team that formed Synthematix, the start-up that pioneered the Enterprise Electronic Lab Notebook marketplace Their flagship product is Ensemble for Life Sciences(TM). Visit them at the upcoming BIO 2008 June 17-20, at booth #5018. For more information visit www.artuslabs.com.

About Boston University, CMLD

The Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development at Boston University (CMLD-BU) is a center funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) focused on the discovery of new methodologies to produce novel chemical libraries of unprecedented complexity for biological screening. The center seeks to create novel chemical libraries that uniquely probe three-dimensional space by employing stereochemical and positional variation within the molecular framework as diversity elements for library design.