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Reel Two and ACD/Labs Partner on SureChem

Reel Two to use ACD/Name to Structure in its SureChem portal and enterprise products

Jan 22, 2007

Toronto, Canada, and San Francisco, CA

Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) and Reel Two, Inc., have partnered to apply ACD/Labs' leading nomenclature software to the challenging task of converting chemical names found in full text patents to chemical structures.

SureChem provides web-based structure and keyword searches of a database of more than 16 million compounds extracted from the full text of patents worldwide. SureChem Enterprise, installed at the client's site, enables users to apply SureChem to their own documents and text data sources. Reel Two has incorporated ACD/Name to Structure into its SureChem patent chemistry portal and will be offering it as an option for clients licensing the on-site SureChem Enterprise product.

"Reel Two is using ACD/Name to Structure Batch to ensure the most comprehensive indexing possible," said Nicko Goncharoff, Senior Vice President at Reel Two. "ACD/Name to Structure consistently delivers unambiguous structures for compounds that are often difficult to convert," he added.

Reel Two is one of the first users of the new Linux version of Name to Structure Batch and has been providing ACD/Labs with feedback and metrics for high-throughput conversion.

"Working with the team at SureChem has provided us with the opportunity to exercise our Name to Structure conversion algorithms on a very large data collection." comments Antony Williams, Vice President and Chief Science Officer at ACD/Labs. "This interaction has enabled us to further optimize some of the name-to-structure algorithms to provide direct benefit to all of our users. We look forward to an ongoing mutually beneficial relationship, especially with our primary intention of delivering the highest quality conversion software in the industry."

The SureChem portal will be available for trial use and subscriptions in early February at www.surechem.org. For information on the Enterprise version configured with ACD/Name to Structure, contact sales@reeltwo.com.

About Advanced Chemistry Development

Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is a chemistry software company offering solutions that truly integrate chemical structures with analytical chemistry information to produce ChemAnalytics®. ACD/Labs creates innovative software packages that aid chemical research scientists worldwide with spectroscopic validation of structures, elucidation of unknown substances, chromatographic separation, medicinal chemistry, preformulation of novel drug agents, systematic nomenclature generation, and chemical patenting and publication. Combined, ACD/Labs' solutions create an analytical informatics system that provides dramatic feed-forward effects on the chemical and pharmaceutical research process. Founded in 1994, and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ACD/Labs employs a team of over 145 dedicated individuals whose continual efforts carry ACD/Labs' innovative technologies into pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and materials companies throughout the world. Information about Advanced Chemistry Development and its products can be found at www.acdlabs.com.

About Reel Two

Reel Two develops and markets advanced search and analysis software, including hosted and onsite applications for chemistry and biology research as well as text mining tools that address problems across a wide range of industries. The company also offers software development services, drawing on a team of developers with extensive experience in data and text mining, machine learning, and development of enterprise and hosted data portals. Reel Two is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has development offices in Hamilton, New Zealand. For information about Reel Two products and services, please visit www.reeltwo.com.