Journal Articles

July 23, 1999

CCG Releases an Academic Version of its Next Generation of Chemical Computing Software

Montreal – Chemical Computing Group Inc. today announced the official release to the academic community of its next generation chemical computing software, MOE – the Molecular Operating Environment.

Bill Hayden, Vice President of CCG, stated "We are very happy to make MOE available to the academic community. We feel its open architecture and next generation flexibility make it ideal both as a valuable research tool and as a teaching aid. MOE's built-in programming language allows for rapid methodology application development which is a key software requirement of the academic research segment. This allows for quick prototyping of new ideas. Additionally, by providing source code to the built-in suite of applications, we deliver a teaching tool that gives the student full exposure to the algorithms at the heart of the applications. We see the academic community as an important source of new ideas and methodologies for chemical research and hence we are offering the product to them at an easily affordable price."

"I have been using MOE in my research intensively over the last year," said Dr. Gordon Crippen, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Michigan. "With it I can develop new methods more rapidly than with conventional programming languages while easily monitoring the results with 3D graphics. Additionally, I look forward to using MOE in my computational chemistry course because the students can examine the source code for the applications algorithms and try out their own ideas. This isn't just another black box that keeps its users in ignorance."

MOE is the next generation of chemical computing software. Due to its embedded language architecture, MOE delivers built-in out-of-the-box applications, source code for easy adaptation and a platform for rapid methodology application prototyping. It is also the only true cross-platform software package that allows the researcher to choose the platform that best meets their needs and resources. This marriage of unique architecture and platform independence makes MOE the ideal candidate for corporate deployment. Its next generation flexibility and customizability ensure that the software package changes and grows as the science changes and grows.

MOE built-in suites of applications cover a wide range of research areas including: High Throughput Screening Data Analysis, Combinatorial Chemistry Library Design, Protein & Homology modeling, and methods development as well as traditional molecular modeling and simulation.

Read about how MOE is used for reseach and educational purposes by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Duquesne University. Jeffry D. Madura discusses five different areas of applications in his article entitled Experiences Using MOE in Academia.

Academic researchers are invited to contact Pam Newton at (514) 393-1055 or email her at to find out more about how they can obtain the academic version of MOE.