Contur Software Adds Further Chemistry Tools to Web-Based ELN

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iLabber, the high-end electronic laboratory notebook available as an online service, is enhanced by further chemistry functions including structure and reaction searching

Contur Software, a leading provider of electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) systems, today announced added chemistry functionality in iLabber, the company's recently launched high-end ELN system available as an online service. Using a software as a service (SaaS) model, Contur Software is making iLabber available to individual researchers and smaller R&D organizations that previously have not been able to utilize the advantages of high-end ELN systems due to investments in hardware, licenses and maintenance.

The added functionality gives premium users of iLabber access to chemistry drawing, chemical structure and reaction searching, stoichiometric calculations (reaction planning), and iLabber's inbuilt reagent and reactant databases. All chemistry searching in iLabber is powered by ChemAxon's JChem Cartridge. In addition, ChemAxon's MarvinSketch is provided to premium users at no extra cost. ChemAxon is a leading provider of chemical software development platforms for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

"Because ChemAxon technology is well suited for the web the JChem Cartridge is a perfect fit for iLabber," said Alex Drijver, CEO at ChemAxon. "We see extensive possibilities for SaaS in cheminformatics and are happy to be involved in this pioneering project."

Starting to use iLabber is easy and users simply download a desktop client. Operation, maintenance and data storage is securely managed by Contur Software. The service is available to individual researchers and smaller research groups (recommended up to 15 users). Individual researchers use iLabber for free, while there is a fee of 60 USD per month and user for commercial organizations. Academic institutions pay only half of that fee.

"To smaller research groups with no IT support it is neither economical nor practical to purchase and maintain an in-house database system to gain access to an ELN and all these chemistry tools," said Martin Wattin, CEO at Contur Software. "The advantages of a web-based, yet high-end, ELN solution are indisputable and we have received compelling feedback from users."

Media Contacts:
Martin Wattin, CEO Contur Software
Phone: +46 (0) 8 663 70 00
Email: martin.wattin(at)contur.com

Martin Sjogren, Juno Public Relations
Phone: +46 (0) 707 770 522
Email: martin(at)junopr.com

About Contur Software
Contur Software is a privately owned software company founded in 1999. In 2003 the company launched ConturELN, an electronic laboratory notebook system that today is used by many leading organizations around the world. Customers are in the field of Pharma/Biotech, Chemicals and in academia. Contur Software is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. http://www.contur.com

About ChemAxon
ChemAxon is a leader in providing cheminformatics software development platforms and applications for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. With core capabilities for structure visualization, search and management, property prediction, virtual synthesis, screening and drug design, ChemAxon focuses upon active interaction with users and software portability to create powerful, cost effective cross platform solutions and programming interfaces to power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication. For more information please visit: http://www.chemaxon.com

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