MolPort Announces Data Integration with ZINC, the Leading Free Database of Chemical Compounds for Drug Discovery Research

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MolPort, global rare research chemical marketplace, has integrated with ZINC, the leading free database of chemical compounds for virtual screening, to help scientists in drug discovery to accelerate testing of potential drug candidates.

Ordering large number of rare compounds for testing their potential drug activity and comparing it to computer simulations is a time consuming chore for scientists. Using MolPort’s unmatched, sophisticated chemical search portal to precisely locate commercially available compounds in its large database has already saved many projects time and money.

Today MolPort announces that its structural data has been incorporated into ZINC, the leading free database of commercially available compound structures especially processed and prepared for virtual drug screening. Thus a link has been created from ZINC to MolPort’s compound procurement module. Users of ZINC ( benefit from increased chemical diversity in ZINC and can now readily access MolPort's compound procurement capabilities while continuing to use their current workflow. MolPort's compound suppliers also benefit from access to the wider customer base that comes with ZINC integration.

MolPort CEO, Imants Zudans PhD, commented, "Both suppliers and customers benefit from the data integration with ZINC. Our aim is to make buying and selling very rare chemicals globally as easy as buying a book over the internet"

About MolPort
MolPort is a rare chemical compound marketplace enabling worry free centralized ordering of rare chemicals. To make the marketplace work MolPort has created a world class database of commercially available chemical compounds. The free access online search portal features unmatched advanced chemical structure search capabilities that are especially suited for a sophisticated and demanding user.

About ZINC
ZINC is a free database of commercially-available compounds for virtual screening. ZINC contains over 13 million purchasable compounds in ready-to-dock, 3D formats. ZINC is provided by the Shoichet Laboratory in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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