ChemDraw, Chem3D, BioDraw,
E-Notebook, The Merck Index
"Whether it comes to sketching compounds, creating presentations,
or processing data, ChemOffice has the tools to help get the job done.
Spending a little time getting to know the features of this product can
give you the skills and the confidence to produce output that will increase
your productivity and impress your boss. ChemOffice is already an indispensable
tool in my work, and I hope to discover even more of its features to make
my job easier. I rate ChemOffice a strong 4.5 out of 5".
Jeff Dahl, graduate student, Department of Medicinal Chemistry,
University of Illinois at Chicago
"The images I have created with Chem & Bio Office have been
the easiest and quickest graphics I have ever made. You can go from a
chemical name to a publication-quality 3D model in literally less than
5 minutes (probably seconds if all the software is running and you know
what you want to do). I really love the software, and recommend it enthusiastically
if you need to create molecules, formulas, or biological graphics for
publication. Without a doubt, I rate Chem & Bio Office a 5 out of
5. It actually exceeded all of my expectations, so I wish I could rate
it even higher. If you need to create chemical or biological graphics
for teaching or publication, my recommendation is: buy the software now!
You definitely won't regret the purchase."
George I. Viamontes, MD, PhD
"All in all, the new ChemOffice package comes with most of the tools
a scientist needs on the desktop during the average working day. It efficiently
organises experimental and provided data securely in a local environment.
I rate the package a 5 out of 5."
Dr. Morten Meldal, Director, Solid Phase Organic Combinatorial
Chemistry (SPOCC) Centre
"Overall, the BioOffice package is a great addition to an already
excellent suite of products. It offers several new features that complement
the integration of biology and chemistry. I feel BioOffice is a must."
Dr. Patricia Flatt, Research assistant professor, Oregon State
"This is a fabulous
package of software that will easily increase productivity in both the
lab and in the classroom. Depending upon how far you wish to push the
stereochemical calculations and structure manipulations including plotting
polarity of surface areas, you might want to add more memory to the graphics
card if you want to boost speed. I've had to use a lot of different chemical
graphics programs in the past because none had the all the features I
needed. ChemDraw Ultra is the entire package, no other programs are necessary.
This is a software chemical graphics program that has exceeded my wildest
and most ambitious imagination."
Dr. Beverly Clement, Texas A&M University
"When you sum up all of the functionality that this single software
application contains, you really have to conclude that it is a prerequisite
for any chemist to do his or her job."
Emily Reinhard, Medicinal Chemist at Alteon Inc. Ramsey, New Jersey
"The Name=Struct conversion is an extremely useful function. I don't
know how we got by without this feature. The time savings and the increased
accuracy afforded by this function are invaluable."
Dr Sriram Naganathan, Associate Director at CellGate, Inc. Sunnyvale,
"ChemDraw is very user friendly and easy to master. ChemDraw is
a well-featured and excellent chemical structure drawing module. The quality
of the printed structures is very refined."
Dr. Nauduri Dhananjaya, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, University
and number of options for modelling make this program a first choice for
serious chemists in almost any field. I found using Chem3D for visualising
and analysing molecular and physical chemistry to be both powerful and
John Heinen, Environmental Director, Richland Center Foundry Company,
"Chem3D couples some well-known, powerful programs with a highly
functional front end. The wait is over for any readers needing a convenient
platform for ab initio calculations, or for more sophisticated molecular
mechanics investigations. This module has everything they will require."
James Jerome, Manager of R & D, Chattem Chemicals, Inc., Chattanooga,
"Before doing a reaction, it is useful to know the chances of success
since many paths are doomed from the beginning. With advances in technology,
it 's now possible to perform simple molecular modelling tasks on desktop
computers. Chem3D is a very useful tool to this extent and helps answer
Frederic Denonne, studying Organic Chemistry
"I cannot rate BioDraw
software highly enough. It will pay its way in time saved for the simple
stuff, and for the complex hard core chemical, there is no equal as a
package. I give the software a rating of 4.8 out of 5."
Ian Martin graduate from Dundee University
add a layer of organisation and accountability that is lacking in the
more traditional paper systems. These features add up to make a very powerful
multi-project knowledge base which is an ideal investment, especially
for companies with several departments and sites working along similar
lines. This is even more valuable if the labs are geographically diverse.
Overall, E-Notebook is the best laboratory information organisational
tool that I've come across."
Peter Jones - Regenesys Technologies Limited
"E-Notebook interface is, simply put, about as easy to use as a
paper and pen...Anyone interested in increasing the usefulness of their
laboratory notebooks should consider switching to E-Notebook. When notebook
information needs to be shared or referred to in the future by other chemists,
there is probably no better way than with this software."
Chris McCooeye, Organic Chemist at CDN Isotopes - Quebec, Canada
"Although data or notes generated on paper can often be well organised,
it still takes a great deal of time and effort to search for a specific
piece of information... E-Notebook offers the ability to manage data in
a digital format, which in principle should facilitate data archiving
and retrieval... All research data is easily available and only a few
key strokes and mouse clicks away."
Erkang Fan, Ph.D. - Research Assistant Professor, University of
reaction upon opening The Merck Index database... was "Wow, this
could really make my life a lot easier!" And it did not disappoint
me, regardless of how high my expectations were from the start."
Carlos Galzote - Senior Scientist, Johnson & Johnson Asia-Pacific,
"This is another instance of 'how did we survive without it all
along'? It is especially useful for travellers to run this application
directly from the hard drive. I was able to look up solubility and toxicity
data during a meeting - impressing colleagues and counterparts!"
Dr Sriram Naganathan, Associate Director at CellGate, Inc. Sunnyvale,
"After only a few hours of browsing, the CD-ROM version become my
new 'old faithful' as it has shown itself to be both much faster and much
easier to use than the book form. The set-up is quick and easy. Searching
is quick and easy. Every aspect of this electronic version is just a pleasure
to work with."
Ernie Linek - Senior Partner, The Intellectual Property Law Firm
of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Boston