Optibrium, a provider of software solutions for drug discovery, will be showcasing StarVue on booth #121 at 2010 Spring ACS National Meeting and Exposition, March 21-25, San Francisco, CA, USA. Optibrium’s StarVue is a free desktop application that enables scientists to quickly and conveniently view compound structures and data. The new application eliminates the need to use expensive plug-ins for Microsoft Excel to examine, sort and search chemistry data sets. Visitors to Optibrium’s booth #121 at ACS Spring 2010 will receive a copy of StarVue, allowing users to explore their compound data in a new way.
This free and easy-to-use desktop application is specifically designed for scientists who want a simple way to load a set of molecule structures and easily browse through the data. StarVue allows users to simply load, scroll though, sort and manage data in a new way, providing the ability to view and manipulate chemical structures.
The pioneering StarVue application offers two ways to look at data; a traditional table that can be easily configured to display data according to user preference, or StarVue’s proprietary “Molecule View” which summarises all of the data for a compound on a single screen. This innovative visual interface allows users to smoothly scroll through the data set and visualise the molecule in a unique way, offering a highly interactive system to simply flick though images of chemical structures.
Within StarVue data can be organised, sorted and viewed according to the user’s preference. Multiple data sheets can be opened at the same time, while properties can be hidden, allowing users to select what they want to view. The ability to merge data sets together from different sources is a key requirement for scientists when exploring compound data; typically this is very difficult to do on the desktop. However, with StarVue merging data sets is simple and there is no practical limit to the amount of data.
Compounds can be loaded into StarVue from SD, SMILES, MOL or CSV files, as well as data files created with Optibrium’s StarDrop platform. Interesting compounds can be selected from the data set and exported for more detailed investigation and entire data sets or summaries of individual molecules can be printed directly from StarVue. Users can print from table view which provides a print out of the molecule properties or can print out the specific molecule view of a compound. Data can also be exported out.
Free StarVue support is available via the StarDrop community.
This provides a rich environment for users of StarDrop and StarVue to interact and gain even more value from the unique Optibrium solutions to guide compound design and selection decisions in drug discovery. The Optibrium community also provides a forum for the wider drug discovery community to discuss approaches to drug optimisation and share ideas and best practices aimed at improving the productivity of drug discovery.
For a free copy of StarVue please visit Optibrium on booth #121 at ACS Spring 2010. Alternatively please email info[.]optibrium.com or call +44 (0) 1223 815 900.
About Optibrium Ltd
Optibrium (optibrium.com) is dedicated to providing software to guide decisions involving complex, uncertain data in an intuitive way. Optibrium’s primary product, StarDrop, is focused on the drug discovery industry, helping scientists to guide decisions in the design and selection of high quality drug candidates. Optibrium was founded in 2009 as a spin-out of BioFocus DPI (formerly Inpharmatica). The founding group was responsible for the development of StarDrop from 2003 and, prior to this, research and development of related technologies since 1994. Based in Cambridge, UK, Optibrium has a global customer base ranging from top-ten pharmaceutical companies to small biotechs and academic groups.