WIIFY Part 4- Modern Drug Discovery Tools for Startup, Small Biotech, or Academics
WIIFY – for the Collaborative Scientist:
The CDD Vault technology facilitates real collaboration around data and people. The instant you or others see important trends for an interesting hit series, you can save a search with specific criteria to automatically detect future trends. You can ask better questions and you get better answers. As experiments are run they confirm or refine your hunches. With multiple brains and various automated settings the discoveries that might take months or years, may quickly emerge from a connection that you or you plus a collaborator make and share instantly.
Once you have something of interest, you can save collections. You can manually remove specific compounds that may difficult to define programmatically. If you have a reason to remove it, even if just to clarify a hunch, you can. You can use and/or/not logic on any initial collection, to create ever-refined collections. These collections lasso the specific data of interest at a particular point in time. You and others can go back to it in the CDD Vault for perpetuity. And at any time can export the data with SMILES and SAR to excel, .csv or sdf formats. In techie-speak you can always “separate the data from the application.” This greatly facilitates analysis and saves you time when you want to create a PowerPoint or Word document. This is super convenient when you want to present or publish. Even lawyers could use the .png images of molecules for patents, for the fun times you get to work with lawyers (pun intended, but no offense to your lawyer friends who can always use a little teasing).
The dashboard contains your latest experiments, data uploads, recently updated protocols, molecules, and all recent Vault changes. You can quickly see what’s new and where’s the bottleneck. If you are traveling for a talk, a conference, or a meeting, you can stay on top of developments. The message board combines the convenience of email messaging with the security of the CDD Vault for handling sensitive pre-publication or pre-patent data.
You know you need to collaborate with others to move ahead. You have your own ideas and folks with whom you already collaborate. There are other folks you’d like to work with. The CDD network is growing fast. Reaching out to CDD or CDD’s growing number of leading researchers may add an intriguing dimension to your next grant, collaboration or idea. It’s cool to make progress on specific drug discovery projects while fundamentally improving the mechanism of drug discovery. This is at the heart of the CDD meme.
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