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Posted: March 26, 2009

Symyx Launches DiscoveryGate Web Service Access to Reaction and Molecule Information

(Nanowerk News) Symyx Technologies, Inc. today announced the release of the DiscoveryGate® Web Service. By providing programmable access to the DiscoveryGate content platform, this new service accelerates scientific workflows, decision making, and productivity in R&D by giving scientists 24/7 access to current chemical sourcing, molecular property, synthetic methodology, bioactivity, and toxicology information from Symyx and participating content providers.
"DiscoveryGate Web Service provides platform-independent, remotely-hosted scientific content for direct consumption by our customers' internal applications and services, as well as Symyx software applications," said Dr. Trevor Heritage, president of Symyx Software. "For the first time, we are realizing the promise of the content-in-context approach -- saving time, reducing total cost of ownership, and facilitating informed decisions by routing real-time information directly to in-house applications already in use by scientists."
DiscoveryGate Web Service builds upon the successful 2007 deployment of the Symyx Available Chemicals Directory (ACD) Web Service at major research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical companies. Symyx ACD Web Service is enabling more than 6,000 scientists worldwide to access Available Chemicals Directory using more than 20 in-house applications.
In addition to delivering Symyx Discovery, Synthesis, Pharmacology, and Sourcing content to customers for use in their own in-house applications, the DiscoveryGate Web Service also provides a content platform for delivering context-relevant information to Symyx Notebook, the Symyx Isentris® data access, analysis, and decision support system, and to the next generation of the DiscoveryGate content platform currently in development.
The DiscoveryGate Web Service is part of a growing collection of Symyx workflow solutions available to researchers today. For more information about the DiscoveryGate Web Service and other workflow and content solutions, visit http://www.symyx.com/products/software/database-access/web-services/index.jsp or contact inforequest@symyx.com.
About Symyx
Symyx Technologies, Inc. enables companies in life sciences, chemicals and energy, and consumer and industrial products to transform scientific R&D and achieve extraordinary breakthroughs in productivity and return on investment. Symyx scientific information management enables scientists to design, execute, analyze, and report experimental results faster, easier, and less expensively. Symyx microscale, parallel experimentation enables a single scientist to rapidly explore a broad experimental space and develop comprehensive data sets in days -- not weeks or months. Symyx contract research delivers these advantages on a project basis and enables companies to increase R&D productivity, agility, and flexibility.
Source: Symyx (press release)