April 2016 newsletter


Spark V10.4 released

A new version of Spark, our scaffold hopping and bioisostere replacement tool, is now available. V10.4 includes many new or improved features and gives access to new and updated chemical diversity. See the release announcement and view the video What’s new in Spark V10.4.


New Spark databases

Spark V10.4 comes with new and updated fragment and reagent databases. These are designed to give you the widest sources of inspiration for your projects, whilst also enabling a close link between Spark’s suggestions and the chemistry that is available to you.

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GUI tips and tricks

The following new tips and tricks web clips are now online

  • Using the Storyboard to capture and store views
  • Filtering molecules by substructure and SMARTS
  • Changing transparency of surfaces
  • Updating the PDB downloader with the new RCSB url
  • What’s new in Spark


Bridge resource gaps with Cresset Discovery Services

Cresset Discovery Services has interviewed, hired, trained and placed computational chemistry staff at a customer site. See how we can help bridge resource gaps and build a permanent in-house computational chemistry resource.

User Group Meeting: North America | 1 June, Cambridge, MA, USA

Presentations from: Boehringer Ingelheim, Broad Institute, Eli Lilly, Novartis and Cresset. Plus tips and tricks to extract even more value from Forge and Spark, and introduction to our latest developments.
Find out more and register for North American meeting.

User Group Meeting: Europe | 16-17 June, Cambridge, UK

16th June: Presentations from Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Monsanto, Takeda, University of Hertfordshire and Cresset.
17th June: Workshops for experienced users and those new to Cresset software. Spaces for the workshops are limited so book early to secure your place.
Find out more and register for European meeting.

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