CDD’s Suite of Products Have New Names!
August 18, 2009
We are excited to announce that the CDD database platform is getting a new moniker! In fact, there are three new names to look out for.
Why does it matter, why should you care?
Good branding, like good product design, is about defining and communicating the essence of a product and its function. Our goal is to have the names reflect the capabilities, the benefits, and the value of CDD for all of you clearly and succinctly.
To emphasize security and privacy, the core of our business, we’ve named the aspect of the platform in which customers archive and mine private data securely “CDD Vault™.” With a CDD Vault, only those with designated access have the ability to interact with the research contained inside. A customer’s secure login and password act as the combination to the valuable data inside. While CDD Vault focuses on the private nature of storing and managing molecular drug discovery data, we want to also highlight the spirit of teamwork involved in drug discovery.
In addition to the CDD Vault™, we are also introducing CDD Collaborate™ and CDD Public™.
CDD was founded on the principle that collaboration (private-to-private, pre-competitive, private-to-public, etc) is the key to streamlining drug discovery in the future. In the spirit of this collaboration, the ability to selectively and securely share data between peers and private databases has been named “CDD Collaborate™.” This is particularly useful for screening centers working with outside collaborators, big companies working with many parties, and virtual companies that outsource significant work. There are two modes for using CDD Collaborate™ – both are unique to CDD and cutting edge capabilities not currently in other technologies.
Finally, to acknowledge the contributions to our Public Access site and emphasize the community spirit fueling collaborations, the portion of the application focused on Public data sets has been aptly named “CDD Public™.” Read-only access is free-of-charge, read and write (with the ability to import/export and combine datasets) content access is available via the CDD Vault. Public Access registration allows a user to browse and mine a constantly growing body of drug discovery data contributed by top researchers and vendors around the globe.
Give us feedback on whether or not CDD Vault, CDD Collaborate, and CDD Public are clear – given the CDD business model, we strive to improve these offerings constantly, making them more valuable to our customers with increased use.
With these new brands, we hope to both qualify the primary functions of our database platform as well as strengthen the messaging behind our mission to catalyze humanitarian and commercial research.
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!