SOURCE: Symyx Technologies, Inc.

December 02, 2008 08:00 ET

Symyx Registration 1.5 Software Provides Out-of-the-Box Chemical Data Management

Expands Compound Registration Options, Integrates Chemical and Biological Data

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Symyx Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMX) today announced the availability of Symyx Registration 1.5. This major new release offers R&D organizations of all sizes a flexible, fully featured, Isentris-based approach to building and managing consistent, searchable, and shareable corporate compound registries based on Symyx's industry-leading chemical representation technology. Out-of-the-box integration with Symyx Assay Explorer® biology data management software enables researchers to view chemically registered substances alongside biological assay results, facilitating SAR analysis and the prioritization of new compounds for testing.

"For more than 20 years, Symyx has been the industry leader in compound registration including chemical structure representation, storage, and searching," said Trevor Heritage, president of Symyx Software. "We have worked with customers to provide a flexible compound registration system that R&D organizations can plug into existing or new custom applications, including compound procurement and electronic laboratory notebook software, to consistently and centrally capture chemical information. Such integrated scientific management systems enable scientists to design, execute, analyze and report experimental data faster, easier and less expensively."

Built on the Symyx Isentris® informatics system, Symyx Registration 1.5 automatically verifies drawing conventions, normalizes structure data in accordance with corporate representation rules, and checks for uniqueness before assigning corporate identification numbers and storing submitted substances in the corporate compound registry.

By superseding and replacing ISIS-based Symyx ChemBio AE software, Symyx Registration 1.5 supports ISIS-to-Isentris migrations while enabling scientists to register chemical compounds, view biological data, and compare chemical and biological data side-by-side entirely in the Isentris environment.

Symyx Registration 1.5 is available now. For more information, visit or contact

About Symyx

Symyx Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMX) 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 customer-directed project basis and enables companies to increase R&D productivity, agility, and flexibility. Information about Symyx, including reports and other information filed by Symyx with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available at

Symyx, Assay Explorer, and Isentris are registered trademarks of Symyx Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Derek Brookmeyer
    Racepoint Group on behalf of Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    (415) 694-6702
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