Welwyn Garden City, UK – 29 October 2012 – Cresset, innovative provider of software and services, releases TorchLite a free 3D molecular viewer, sketcher and editor. Not only does it handle 2D and 3D structures, it also shows you the molecular field patterns of your molecules, giving a powerful visual representation of their physicochemical properties. TorchLite enables you to compare the Structure Activity Relationship (SAR) of up to 10,000 molecules, giving you a rich, informative view of how your compounds behave in biological systems.
TorchLite is the update to Cresset’s popular FieldView application. It supports the next-generation XED3 force field for more accurate electrostatics, as well as a host of new features. Support for downloading and viewing PDB files, viewing protein-ligand interactions and simple cheminformatics tools, including 2D Tanimoto similarity, have all been added while maintaining the simplicity and ease of use that Cresset’s users expect.
Dr Robert Scoffin, CEO of Cresset, says, “TorchLite brings the next generation of Cresset’s molecular field technology to every chemist’s desktop. If you have any doubt about the power of fields to transform the way you see and understand your molecules, then download it for free today. Our academic customers in particular will find it powerful as a teaching tool.”
Dr Raj Gosain of the University of Southampton, UK, praises the power of Cresset’s molecular field software saying, “Our students who use the Cresset systems in their projects tend to gain an affinity with medicinal chemistry concepts far earlier than those who do strictly organic projects.”
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Daniel Barr at Utica College, NY, USA, describes how Cresset’s fields help his students to “think about how molecules look to each other.” He says ”I use it in classes to help students visualize molecules and for my own research.”