July 23, 1999
CCG Releases an Academic Version of its Next Generation of Chemical
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.