Craig A. James
Modgraph Consultants LTD
Many companies desire a comprehensive catalogue of all chemicals available from all sources. The commercial databases currently available can suffer from incompleteness, inconsistent quality and/or out-of-date data, and can be prohibitively expensive when deployed widely. Many pharmaceutical companies have embarked on in-house efforts to build such a database, but the task is challenging and, even if successful, requires a high level of ongoing support. The combined data from all chemical suppliers represents several millions of structures from many dozens of vendors.
Such a database requires six elements to succeed:
We will show how these problems were solved for the Modgraph Chemical Suppliers Catalogue. The technical challenges are noteworthy; additionally, we will present a unique solution to the legal (copyright) problems associated with such a database.