WIIFY Part 1- Modern Drug Discovery Tools for Startup, Small Biotech, or Academics

What’s in it for startups, small biotechs or academic laboratories looking for great drug discovery tools…without the great, big price?

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When looking for important trends across multiple experiments, you can forget about using multiple excel files.  You need to be able to see trends quickly, to wisely prioritize precious compounds, reagents, assays, and resources.   You need a simple system that will ensure you capture all of the data, yet that is powerful enough to also analyze it and to identify real trends versus outliers and non-reproducible anomalies.

You realize that science in general, and drug discovery in particular, is an interdisciplinary sport.   To capture all of the information, you need a software system that simple enough for a first year grad student or technician to use continuously throughout the day.   You need potency, selectivity, multi-parameter analyses, perhaps together with substructure or similarity search for the chemical trends.   You need to find your leads, best series, or backup series.

Luckily, software like this exists, and most importantly is affordable! Thanks to the CDD Vault®, modern capabilities that previously were only accessible to the world’s largest, biggest labs (for an arm and two legs) are now captured in CDD and accessible directly to any researcher in the world.   Better yet, it is as easy to login and navigate as a secure, online bank account – there is no software to install, no hardware to install, and no IT FTE(s) required to make this work for you and your close collaborators.

Drug Discovery software and old-fashioned flesh-and-blood premium informatics support traditionally was solely the domain of the world’s best-funded biopharmaceutical companies.  Today, modern core drug discovery informatics capabilities are now available 24/7/365 for anyone globally via CDD.   CDD provides a new paradigm for web-savvy, innovative groups.   If you are hip to what’s new, you can receive tremendous leverage by embracing this better, new (more nimble) paradigm.  Distinctive world-class support, training, data expertise, computational expertise, or software expertise is just a SAAS (Software as a Service) login + GoToMeeting/Web-Ex type of web conference call away.

CDD’s helpful online forum, courtesy of industry-leading Zendesk behind the scenes, presents highlights and tips digested from >100,000 CDD Vault logins.  With millions of commercially available, gene-family wide SAR, Phenotypic, ADME, and other community data sets (>100 total) – you can stand on the shoulders of Digital Giants.   The utility of the software is the “necessary and sufficient” prerequisite for use.  But it also feels good to use a platform that co-evolved with a community of leading commercial and neglected disease drug discovery scientists.

New insights are what its all about.  You will generate new knowledge faster with CDD.   CDD brings the right data and people together with “nimble solutions for today’s fast moving science.”   The WIIFY (what’s in it for you) is a fundamentally faster path to new insights that is tangibly manifested in new findings, papers, patents, and opportunities.   Welcome to the club.

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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!