Dotmatics Limited

Dotmatics Limited

March 11, 2010 04:32 ET

Dotmatics Licenses its Informatics suite to Heptares Therapeutics

BISHOPS STORTFORD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) - Dotmatics, a provider of informatics tools and scientific data management solutions to the international pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, is very pleased to announce that it has licensed its entire query/reporting, data management, and interactive data visualization suite to Heptares Therapeutics. The solutions suite covers SAR analysis, chemical informatics, data capture, knowledge management compound sourcing and business intelligence solutions. The solution will be used to register, query, browse, analyze and visualize information across multiple research programs and project teams.

Stephen Gallagher, Chief Executive Officer of Dotmatics said "We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Heptares since early 2009, and we are very pleased that we can continue working with them in order to help create their ideal Informatics platform."

Miles Congreve, Head of Chemistry, Heptares said "We have found the Dotmatics database suite of software to be a very effective chemoinformatics environment for sharing and analyzing data within our integrated project teams. The adoption of these tools from the Dotmatics suite is part of the rapidly building Heptares drug discovery engine and we are confident they will add efficiency to our operations"

About Dotmatics

By enabling discovery organizations to share and use their research information more efficiently, the company's aims are to facilitate the generation of strategic knowledge, making the right information available to the right person, at the right time and to boost customers' productivity by maximizing their information and knowledge awareness across the spectrum of their discovery activities.

Some product highlights:

Browser - web-based tool for querying, browsing and visualizing biological databases such as IDBS' ActivityBase and any chemical database.

Vortex - world-class visualization and analytics platform for scientific and non-scientific data.

Gateway - securely enables research teams to share information internally and with external partners.

Pinpoint - powerful Oracle chemical cartridge for querying and integrating chemical databases*. Pinpoint represents world-class indexing and search performance at a cost-effective price.

Register - flexible and scalable chemical registration system.

Nucleus – map and import biological and non-biological data files into an Oracle database.

Studies - the new standard in screening data management.

About Heptares Therapeutics Ltd

Heptares is a drug discovery company focused on identifying novel drug candidates targeting validated G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in several disease areas. Based on its unique StaR™ technology platform, Heptares has built an integrated drug discovery capability and aims to progress promising candidates internally and through strategic alliances.

GPCRs are the single most important family of drug targets in the human body, but because of their inherent instability they are refractory to structural studies and biochemical screening. StaR technology enables the engineering of stabilised GPCRs, making them amenable to these vital drug discovery approaches. There are many clinically relevant GPCR targets across a wide range of therapeutic areas where discovery is advancing slowly and for which structural information, novel screening approaches and potential antibody therapeutics would greatly enhance progress.

Heptares was founded in 2007 and its StaR technology arose out of the pioneering work of Heptares' founding scientists at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (Cambridge, UK) and the National Institute for Medical Research (London, UK).

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* Developed in collaboration with Astex Therapeutics.

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Contact Information

  • Europe:
    1-2 Thorley Hall Stables, Bishops Stortford
    Hertfordshire, CM23 4BE, UK
    +44(0)1279 654 123
    +44(0)1279 653 088 (FAX)
    North America:
    Dotmatics Limited
    5755 Oberlin Drive, Suite 301, San Diego, CA 92121
    +1 619 419 2808