CEO end of year message 2017

Dr Robert Scoffin

Dr Robert Scoffin, CEO, Cresset

As 2017 draws to a close I’d like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our customers, partners and staff for your support, collaboration and hard work. It’s a real privilege to work with such scientifically dedicated people and to know that Cresset software and services make a real difference to your research and results.

This was clearly demonstrated in the many success stories and by the record-breaking attendance at The Cresset User Group Meeting 2017 in Cambridge, UK in June. We welcomed attendees from all over the world, reflecting our growth in many different geographical markets, including Australia, Japan,  China, India and Russia.

This year, it felt to me that Cresset truly came of age. We successfully applied our principles of ‘innovative science delivered through intuitive software’ to launching Flare, a completely new product for structure-based design. We’re delighted with the positive feedback from our first Flare customers and are already working to deliver additional features in 2018.

Alongside Flare, our existing software is being continually developed and updated in response to customer requirements and scientific developments. In order to ensure that we continue to meet your workflow and scientific needs, we have welcomed two new members of staff this year. Dr Sylvie Sciammetta has joined our North American team as an applications scientist, and Dr Matthias Bauer has joined the Cambridge R&D team as a scientific developer.

Over this past year, Cresset Discovery Services has worked on customer projects with a diverse range of challenges and targets. We’ve had a number of particularly successful projects with academic spin-offs and early phase companies where we’ve worked to accelerate progress on developing their discovery platforms. Many of these projects make for particularly exciting science and we hope to be able to share more of our successes with you in future case studies and at our 2018 UGM.

We greatly value and appreciate all of your requests and feedback as we continue to work to advance the quality of our software, services and support. We look forward to working with you in 2018 to develop an even more exciting future for Cresset customers and the computational chemistry community.