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Posted: June 22, 2010
Cresset Announces Release of Free Molecular Fields Viewer
(Nanowerk News) Cresset is delighted to announce the release of FieldView, its powerful new molecular Fields visualizer. FieldView is a molecular viewer/editor designed to create, modify, view and compare molecules along with their associated Field patterns and physicochemical properties. This provides a richer more informative view of how molecules behave in biological systems.
"The release of a free version of FieldView is a major milestone for Cresset," said Rob Scoffin, Chief Executive Officer of Cresset. "We want to bring the benefits of using molecular Fields to the widest possible audience, and the release of FieldView aims to provide anyone interested in chemistry with new insights into the properties of their molecules that they cannot get from any other tool."
FieldView provides molecular editing tools that allow the creation, cloning and modification of molecules and chemical series. Up to 10,000 compounds can be loaded and displayed with their molecular Fields either individually, overlaid, or side-by-side. Generating a wide range of physicochemical properties, FieldView allows user-defined filtering of the structures to find and display those with the specific mix of desired properties.
FieldView automatically converts small molecules loaded in 2D from SDF or MOL2 files into minimized 3D conformations with their associated Fields. It can also visualize results from any of Cresset's other Field based tools, as well those saved in Cresset's native XED file format.
"By making the tool freely available, we want to encourage all chemists - from students starting their education through to seasoned drug discovery professionals - to take a new look at the activity and properties of their molecules and increase their understanding of why and how compounds have their specific effects" commented Andy Vinter, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cresset.