MUG '99 -- 13th Daylight User Group Meeting -- 23-26 Feb 1999

Duct tape and superglue -- creating a kinder, gentler software environment

Pat Walters
Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Scientists in pharmaceutical companies are flooded with data from a plethora of sources. It has become a significant challenge to organize this information in a format which is clear and easily accessible. We are addressing this problem by developing a web-based software environment which integrates a variety of commercial, academic, and home grown tools. The system can be use to perform a variety of functions including database searching, reagent selection, and combinatorial library design. This presentation will focus on benefits as well as the caveats associated with building such a system.


Daylight Chemical Information Systems, Inc.