Happy Birthday CDD!

“Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear C-D-D… happy birthday to you.”

birthday cupcake

CDD was founded in April 2004, spun out of Lilly – a little bundle in the cradle then, and…. oh boy….did that kid grow up fast! It was a bit a disruptive, revolutionary child….how so?

Let’s look back for a moment. 2004 – That was before the iphone, ipad, i-everything, before the “cloud”, before Amazon Web-Services and especially before any scientist would dare putting their data “onto the web” into a “hosted software”.  CDD is a hosted solution, SaaS, Software as a Service for drug discovery informatics. Although it was revolutionary then – CDD is the backbone for many labs today.  Plus – secure SaaS like CDD lets you collaborate in a private Vault like never before.

So fast-forward again, April 1st, 2013 – on CDD’s 9th birthday!

Today it is hard to keep track of all the number of organizations that use CDD anymore; it is hundreds (maybe nine hundred and ninety nine?) CDD’s uptime is > 99.9% with thousands of happy users.

May the next 9 years be just as great!


This blog is authored by members of the CDD Vault community. CDD Vault is a hosted drug discovery informatics platform that securely manages both private and external biological and chemical data. It provides core functionality including chemical registration, structure activity relationship, chemical inventory, and electronic lab notebook capabilities!

CDD Vault: Drug Discovery Informatics your whole project team will embrace!

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