Collaborative Drug Discovery for the 21st Century an Optibrium-CDD joint webinar

We’re delighted to share with you the video from our exciting recent “Collaborative Drug Discovery for the 21st Century” webinar with Optibrium:

In this webinar, held on 30 November 2016, Barry Bunin, CEO of Collaborative Drug Discovery, describes their CDD Vault software, including Activity & Registration, Visualization, Inventory, and ELN capabilities, which all address today’s markets. He also discusses the latest research from their Research Informatics Group, including BioAssay Express and TraVerse.


Web-based platforms are a natural fit for collaboration due to the economic, architectural, and design benefits of a single platform that transcends any one organisations’ solo requirements. Via the CDD Vault® API, researchers can seamlessly connect in real time between project data, securely held and managed in CDD Vault, and StarDrop’s unique compound design and optimization capabilities.

In this webinar, Dr Barry Bunin, the CEO of CDD, will describe their CDD Vault software, including Activity & Registration, Visualization, Inventory, and ELN capabilities, which all address today’s markets. He will also describe how their Research Informatics Group is developing the technologies for tomorrow’s needs, including:

The recently developed BioAssay Express (BAE) technology which streamlines the conversion of human-readable assay descriptions to computer-readable information. This enables researchers to easily search and combine similar bioassay protocols. BAE unleashes the full power of informatics technology on data that could previously only be organized by crude text searching.

TraVerse, which allows experts to assemble, annotate, transform, and prioritize scientific hypothesis. Given the explosion of data repositories, information silos are abundant. However, there is no easy way for researchers to traverse them all. By providing a dynamic spreadsheet interface and common semantics to connect these disconnected chemical and biological data repositories, we can begin to fully utilize the world’s collective knowledge.

Caveat emptor:  In contrast to the polished CDD Vault platform built over a decade and used daily by researchers around the world, Bioassay Express (BAE) is a fresh, new product with the free version in production online at

Commercial versions of Bioassay Express (BAE), either behind firewall or in a private cloud, are now available for purchase.  CDD also offers just the product or product + services around BAE (customized templates, ontologies, software features, and expert annotation services to meaningfully mark-up legacy assays).

And in further contrast to BAE now in production, TraVerse is a working prototype built in the obscure LISP software programming language.  TraVerse works, however, for groups interested in using TraVerse will be working on a really brand new (and fascinating) research informatics collaboration to convert the prototype to a proper platform.

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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