CDRD Chooses CDD for New Drug Discovery Informatics Platform

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Press release

BURLINGAME, CA and VANCOUVER, BC (February 11, 2016) — Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) today announced that The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has chosen CDD Vault to replace their Drug Discovery Informatics Platform.

After in-depth evaluation of leading systems, CDRD decided on the CDD Vault platform. CDD Vault is a hosted database solution for secure management, analysis, and sharing of chemical and biological data. It allows scientists to intuitively organize chemical structures and biological study data, and collaborate with internal or external partners through an easy to use web interface. CDRD will use CDD Vault to store and easily access assay data, compound structures and physicochemical properties.

“Empowering our scientific staff to safely store and access data in real time increases productivity and efficiency,” says Dr. Jason Crawford, Vice President, Scientific Operations, CDRD. “CDD Vault’s robust and agile operating paradigm, technology performance and ease of use is important to us and provides value for our projects.”

“CDRD chose CDD Vault because of its performance, ease of use, and CDD’s customer support, which resulted in a straightforward migration of our large amount of data. This helped us to stay on time and within budget,” says Dr. Markus Heller, Senior Scientist, CDRD.

“We are delighted to welcome CDRD to our growing global community of happy CDD Vault customers. CDD Vault is a hosted drug discovery informatics platform that enables scientists to focus on what they do best – science. Efficiency in modern drug discovery is a function of how well diverse domain experts can easily work together. CDD Vault is particularly strong for project teams working across disciplines,” says Dr. Barry Bunin, CEO at CDD. “CDD Vault is different from traditional offerings in terms of the speed to get a research team up and running with managing their data and the synergies enabled by facile, broad adoption – even by non-informatics experts. This is unique in that other systems often require whole departments to implement, train and keep users engaged.

About Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) Inc:
CDD’s (www.collaborativedrug.com) flagship product, “CDD Vault”, is used to manage chemical registration, structure activity relationships (SAR), and securely scale collaborations. CDD Vault is a hosted database solution for secure management and sharing of biological and chemical data. It lets you intuitively organize chemical structures and biological study data, and collaborate with internal or external partners through an easy to use web interface. CDD Vault is a secure, hosted drug discovery informatics system for biological and chemical Activity, Registration, Visualization, Modeling, and Inventory.

About The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD):
Headquartered in Vancouver, The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) is Canada’s national drug development and commercialization engine. We work in partnership with academia, industry, government and foundations, and provide the specialized expertise and infrastructure to identify and de-risk promising discoveries, and transform them into commercially viable investment opportunities for the private sector – and ultimately into innovative new therapies for patients. In doing so, CDRD is actively growing our national health sciences industry into a wholly-optimized generator of economic prosperity for the country. Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Program has recognized CDRD as a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR). www.cdrd.ca

For additional information, please contact:

Sylvia Ernst
Head of Sales and Sales Operations, CDD
Direct: 650-735-2331
sylvia@collaborativedrug.com

Julia White
Manager, Communications, CDRD
Direct: 604-827-1226
jwhite@cdrd.ca