Posted by: Antony Williams in Community Building
Copyright©2008 Antony Williams
It’s nice to see good press for ChemSpider. I was happy to see a positive comment regarding our contribution to Free Access Chemistry on the web from a recent interview with members of the Microsoft Bio-IT Alliance team. I quote:
“As an example of a BioIT Alliance success story, Potenzone noted that ChemZoo has built a website called ChemSpider, with 20 million free, searchable chemical compounds that is “a bit like a Wikipedia for chemistry.”
“If you type a compound name into Microsoft Word … you can right click on that and query the ChemSpider database,” said Jordan. That functionality could also involve querying a proprietary database. This is an application for a rather underutilized feature in Word called Smart Tags, which Novartis has implemented for its own proprietary searches, said Potenzone.”
I enjoyed sitting in on the Bio-IT Alliance lunch at Bio-IT. Clearly the alliance has traction and momentum and we are proud to be a part of it.