November 2013 Newsletter

Spark V10.2 released

This release contains many new features and improvements to the user interface along with new databases of bioisosteric fragments. Existing users will see great benefits from updating, while if you’re not already a Spark user contact us for a free evaluation to see what you’re missing out on! Read more.

Deciphering Complex SAR

The new activity miner module for Torch and Forge is ideal for finding and understanding critical regions in your SAR. In this case study we make extensive use of the field difference mode in activity miner to understand the SAR around a series of halagenophenyl substituents. Read more.

Activity Miner free for 12 months

If we receive your purchase order for Torch by Friday 20th December 2013, you will receive Activity Miner free for 12 months. Contact us for a quote.

Kick-starting stalled projects

When a project runs into patent or toxicology issues, scaffold hopping can be a fast track to new chemical space. Our consultants have extensive experience in applying this
technique to help clients to kickstart a new project or ‘unstick’ an existing one. Read more.

Free software bursary

Any post-graduate, PhD and post-doc students enrolled in a defined degree course are entitled to apply for a free one year named user license for Spark, Torch or Forge. Apply
here.

2014 Teach-Discover-Treat challenge

Cresset is proud to co-sponsor the 2014 Teach-Discover-Treat challenge which is now open. Competition winners will receive $500 plus $1000 help with travel to the ACS in sunny San Francisco. Find out more.