News and Events Archive


PLEASE NOTE: As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. You have the choice to download our latest full libraries of Screening Compounds, Research Compounds, Natural Products, Pre-plated Libraries and special libraries like the ExAcD library. Our libraries are stored in compressed SD-file format. 

In case you don't have a personal account yet or would like an additional account for your colleague, just register as new user and within 48 hours you will receive your personal login data. For more information on compounds available in smaller quantities (minimum amount 1 mg), requests on larger quantities then currently available or special libraries like the  Exciting Academic database (ExAcD) ,World Diversity set or a quote for a Consortium database, please do not hesitate to contact our sales department: info@specs.net


31-05-2024

June 2024 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The June 2024 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 200.888 compounds - Natural Products: 569...

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23-05-2024

Harmonization of compound management activities

With the acquisition of Specs and FSI, eMolecules onboarded decades of experience in compound management services to the life sciences industry.  This expertise in weighing and plating collections of small molecules in nearly every storage and distribution format, brought added sustainable value to the drug discovery process of numerous biotechnology and (top 10 global) pharmaceutical companies and can be performed at our sites in the...

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22-05-2024

May 27-29th, 2024
SLAS Europe 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Are you attending the 5th SLAS European conference and exhibition in Barcelona, Spain on May 27-29th, 2024? Stop by booth 625 to meet the #eMolecules team to talk about our tailor-made compound management solutions. Feel free to reach out to our colleagues Farkhanda Raja, David A. Hayes, Johan Tijhuis, Erik Steinfelder, Tamara Baptist and Katelyn Diener to discuss our unique innovative approach and services, from compound searching and...

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06-05-2024

May 15-16, 2024
ELRIG - Advances in cell-based screening in drug discovery, Gothenburg, Sweden

Feel free to reach out to our colleagues @Farkhanda Raja and @Tamara Baptist to discuss current and future formats for cell-based assays and how @eMolecules’ compound management services, from aggregation to reaction-ready formats, can contribute to your sustainable drug discovery research. #ELRIGUK #compoundmangement #drugdiscovery #cellbasedassays...

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01-05-2024

Specs Head Office closed due to Public Holidays in May

Please note that due to a number of Public Holidays, Specs Head Office in the Netherlands will be closed on the following dates in May:Thursday May 9th - Friday May 10th - Ascension HolidayMonday May 20th - Whit Monday HolidayWe will not be able to receive, process and ship orders on this date. Please, kindly plan your orders taking into consideration this information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may...

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01-05-2024

May 2024 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The May 2024 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 201.139 compounds - Natural Products: 569 compounds...

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18-04-2024

Scheduled maintenance on April 25th, 2024, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday April 25th 2024, starting at 07.30h CET, all databases, file- and webservers of Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our databases, file- and webservers and their related communication services hosted by Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be limited for a maximum of 60 minutes. Login will not be...

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02-04-2024

April 2024 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The April 2024 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 201.233 compounds - Natural Products: 570...

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24-03-2024

Specs Head Office closed due to Easter Holiday

Please note that due to the Easter Holiday, Specs Head Office in The Netherlands will be closed on Monday the 1st of April. On Tuesday the 2nd of April we will recommence our operations as usual. Feel free to leave a message on our voicemail, contact one of our other worldwide offices or contact us via the email address...

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21-03-2024

Scheduled maintenance on March 28th, 2024, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday March 28th 2024, starting at 07.30h CET, all databases, file- and webservers of Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our databases, file- and webservers and their related communication services hosted by Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be limited for a maximum of 60 minutes. Login will not be...

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15-03-2024

March 28, 2024
Innovation for Health conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Our colleague @Tamara Baptist will be attending the Innovation for Health conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on March 28, 2024. In this stimulating event, inspiring innovations and developments in today’s healthcare will be presented to over 800 innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, policy makers, investors, thought leaders, experts, and other key players from Health & Life Sciences. Tamara will be happy to discuss how our...

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08-03-2024

TLS certificate for the specs.net domain updated

Please note that the TLS certificate for the specs.net domain was renewed For automated procedures connecting to our file-transfer or other web-servers, it might be necessary to manually accept or install the updated certificate for communications so please check this carefully in order to ensure and maintain your connectivity to the Specs.net servers. In case of questions or issues with respect to the renewed webserver certificate please...

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04-03-2024

March 6-7, 2024
International drug repurposing conference (iDR24), Barcelona, Spain

Our collegue Peter Maas will be attending the international drug repurposing conference (iDR24) in Barcelona, Spain on March 6-7, 2024. In this global event, key opinion leaders from both the research and patient communities, funders, regulators and representatives from the private sector will participate to collectively advance innovative drug repurposing in Europe and beyond. Peter will be happy to discuss with you how our experience in drug...

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01-03-2024

March 2024 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The March 2024 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 199,749 compounds - Natural Products: 549...

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27-02-2024

April 4-5, 2024
Dutch Symposium on Organic Chemistry 2024

Our colleagues Dennis Piet and Tom Speksnijder will attend the Dutch Symposium on Organic Chemistry on April 4-5, 2024, at Hotel De Werelt, Lunteren, The Netherlands and are looking forward to meeting you there. Feel free to reach out to them in...

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08-02-2024

Scheduled maintenance on February 15th, 2024, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday February 15th 2024, starting at 07.30h CET, all databases, file- and webservers of Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our databases, file- and webservers and their related communication services hosted by Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be limited for a maximum of 60 minutes. Login will not...

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01-02-2024

February 2024 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The February 2024 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 199,854 compounds - Natural Products: 549...

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23-01-2024

Feb. 3-7, 2024
SLAS International 2024, Boston, USA

During the SLAS International conference and exhibition 2024 in Boston (MA), USA on February 3-7 2024, we will be demonstrating how our combined compound management and procurement solutions are saving chemists time when searching for- and reformatting screening compounds or building blocks. Stop by at booth 669 to exchange ideas with our colleagues David Hayes, Tamara Baptist, Johan Tijhuis, Rick Hammar, Tommie Zhao, Scott Snyder, Johanne...

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11-01-2024

Scheduled maintenance on January 18th, 2024, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday January 18th 2024, starting at 07.30h CET, all databases, file- and webservers of Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our databases, file- and webservers and their related communication services hosted by Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be limited for a maximum of 60 minutes. Login will not...

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01-01-2024

January 2024 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The January 2024 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 199,958 compounds - Natural Products: 549...

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01-12-2023

December 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The December 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 199,986 compounds - Natural Products: 549...

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23-11-2023

Specs office hours during the holiday season 2023-2024

Specs will close for the holidays after Friday, December 22nd and recommence normal operations on Tuesday, January 2nd. The final shipment date of 2023 for regular shipments will be Wednesday, December 20th. For dry-ice shipments the final shipment date will be Tuesday December 12th. Please plan your shipping requests accordingly. Please also take into consideration potential, volume related shipping delays and your institution’s ability...

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07-11-2023

Scheduled maintenance on December 14th, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday December 14th 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, all databases, file- and webservers of Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our databases, file- and webservers and their related communication services hosted by Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be limited for a maximum of 60 minutes. Login will not...

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01-11-2023

Nov. 9, 2023
MepAnti Drug Research Symposium 2023, Basel, CH

The MepAnti team is organizing the MepAnti Drug Research Symposium: Young Minds, Big Impact in Basel (CH) on November 9'th 2023. Our colleagues Peter Maas, Maria Braun Cornejo, Vidhisha Sonawame, Thibaut Quennesson and Gabriella Ines Bianchino are looking forward to meeting you there. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront...

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01-11-2023

Nov. 14-15, 2023
SLAS Data Sciences and AI Symposium, Basel, Switzerland

We are attending the SLAS-FHNW 2023 Data Sciences and AI Symposium at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland on November 14-15, 2023.  Our colleague Tamara Baptist, as well as our eMolecules colleague Farkhanda Raja are looking forward to meeting you there. Feel free to reach out to them in advance to probe their thoughts on data science and drug discovery....

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01-11-2023

November 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The November 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 200,165 compounds - Natural Products: 567...

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26-10-2023

Scheduled maintenance on November 2nd, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday November 2nd 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, all databases, file- and webservers of Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our databases, file- and webservers and their related communication services hosted by Specs in The Netherlands and USA will be limited for a maximum of 60 minutes. Login will not...

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01-10-2023

Oct. 12-13, 2023
SLAS 2023 - Sample Management Symposium, Washington DC, USA

We will be attending the SLAS sample management symposium at the Westin Georgetown hotel in Washington DC on October 12-13, 2023. Our colleagues David A. Hayes, Johan Tijhuis and Tamara Baptist, as well as our eMolecules colleagues Scott T. Snyder, Johanne McGregor, Katelyn Diener and our Frontier Scientific colleagues Rick Hammar and Kabana Perkins will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have on compound management. Feel free...

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01-10-2023

Oct. 18-19, 2023
ELRIG Drug Discovery 2023, Liverpool, UK

We will be attending the Elrig UK Drug Discovery 2023 meeting at the ACC Exhibition Centre in Liverpool, UK on October 18-19, 2023. Our colleague Tamara Baptist, as well as our eMolecules colleague Farkhanda Raja and our Frontier Scientific colleague Rick Hammar are looking forward to meeting you there. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront...

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01-10-2023

October 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The October 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 200,269 compounds - Natural Products: 567...

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22-09-2023

Scheduled maintenance on September 28th, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday September 28th 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services hosted by...

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01-09-2023

September 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The September 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 200,340 compounds - Natural Products: 571...

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01-08-2023

August 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The August 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 200,467 compounds - Natural Products: 572...

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31-07-2023

Scheduled maintenance on August 3rd, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday August 3rd 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services...

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03-07-2023

July 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The July 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 200,581 compounds - Natural Products: 573...

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22-06-2023

Scheduled maintenance on June 29th, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday June 29th 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services hosted by Specs...

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01-06-2023

June 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The June 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 200,642 compounds - Natural Products: 572...

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24-05-2023

eMolecules acquires Specs Compound Handling B.V.

Combination expands geographical footprint offering a global one-stop shop solution provider for streamlined chemical compound procurement and management services for drug discovery chemistry researchers.May 24, 2023 – San Diego, CA, USA and Zoetermeer, The Netherlands – eMolecules, Inc., a provider of an industry leading chemical compound search-and-fulfillment platform for early discovery chemistry research, today announced...

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18-05-2023

Scheduled maintenance on May 25th, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday May 25th 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services...

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12-05-2023

May 15-16, 2023
HDDC 2023, Braunschweig, Germany

We will be attending the International Helmholtz Drug Discovery Conference (HDDC 2023) at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany on May 15th and 16th. Our colleague Peter Maas is looking forward to meeting you there. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront...

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08-05-2023

May. 24-25, 2023
SLAS Europe 2023, Brussels, Belgium

We will be attending the SLAS Europe 2023 Conference and Exhibition 'Science set in Motion' on May 24 -25 at the Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium. Our colleagues David A. Hayes, Johan Tijhuis and Tamara Baptist are looking forward to meeting you at booth 533 (positioned directly on opposite of the SLAS stand). Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net...

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08-05-2023

Specs Head Office closed due to Public Holidays in May

Please note that due to a number of Public Holidays, Specs Head Office in the Netherlands will be closed on the following dates in May:Thursday May 18th - Ascension HolidayFriday May 19th - Specs Head Office closedMonday May 29th - Whit Monday HolidayWe will not be able to receive, process and ship orders on this date. Please, kindly plan your orders taking into consideration this information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....

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02-05-2023

May 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The May 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 200,696 compounds - Building Blocks: 8,687...

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25-04-2023

May 9-11, 2023
ELRIG Symposium 2023, AstraZeneca, Gothenburg, Germany

We will be attending the ELRIG's Therapeutic Oligos & European Chemical Biology Symposium 2023 at AstraZenca in Gothenburg, Germany on May 9-11 2023. Our colleague Tamara Baptist is looking forward to meeting you there. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net...

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21-04-2023

Scheduled upgrade webserver on April 27'th, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday April 27th 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, the main web- and file transfer server of Specs will be entirely down for at least an (expected) 4 hours period due to a major upgrade to another hostng platform. During this maintenance period, the impact includes ALL webservices and file transfer services of the www.specs.net and filetransfer.specs.net servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All...

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20-04-2023

Specs Head office closed on Dutch King's Day (April 27'th and 28'th)

Please note that due to the Public Holiday King's Day, on Thursday April 27th 2023, Specs Head Office in the Netherlands will be closed. Also as a bridge day, the Specs Head Office will be closed on Friday April 28th 2023. We will not be able to receive, process and ship orders on these dates. Please, kindly plan your orders taking into consideration this information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....

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19-04-2023

May. 23, 2023
LabSafety 2023, Van der Valk Hotel in Vianen, The Netherlands

We will be attending the LabSafety event on May 23rd, 2023 at the Van der Valk Hotel in Vianen, The Netherlands. Our colleague Nanda de Klerk is looking forward to meet you there. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net ...

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14-04-2023

Scheduled maintenance on April 20th, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday April 20th 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 90 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services...

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01-04-2023

Specs Head Office closed due to Easter Holiday

Please note that due to the Easter Holiday, Specs Head Office in The Netherlands will be closed on Monday the 10th of April. On Tuesday the 11th of April we will recommence our operations as usual. Feel free to leave a message on our voicemail, contact one of our other worldwide offices or contact us via the email address info@specs.net. ...

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31-03-2023

April 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The April 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 202,385 compounds - Building Blocks: 8,748...

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09-03-2023

Scheduled maintenance on March 16th, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday March 16th 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 90 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services...

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09-03-2023

TLS certificate for the specs.net domain updated

Please note that the TLS certificate for the specs.net domain was renewed For automated procedures connecting to our file-transfer or other web-servers, it might be necessary to manually accept or install the updated certificate for communications so please check this carefully in order to ensure and maintain your connectivity to the Specs.net servers. In case of questions or issues with respect to the renewed webserver certificate please...

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28-02-2023

March 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The March 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 202,539 compounds - Building Blocks: 8,751...

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06-02-2023

Feb. 25-28, 2023
SLAS International - San Diego

We will be attending the SLAS2023: Innovation Accelerated meeting on February 25 - March 1 at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 Harbor Drive in San Diego, CA, USA. Our colleagues David A. Hayes, Johan Tijhuis and Tamara Baptist are looking forward to meeting you at booth 2630. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront...

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02-02-2023

February 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The February 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 202,294 compounds - Building Blocks: 8,747...

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01-02-2023

MMV and Specs extend their contract for 3 years

We are happy to announce that the compound storage contract between Specs and the Swiss based not-for-profit public-private partnership Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) has been extended until December 2025.   MMV started their official collaboration with Specs in 2013 and we are looking forward to strengthening our collaboration in the next 3...

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31-01-2023

March 30-31, 2023
Symposium on Organic Chemistry

We will be attending the Lunteren National Symposium on Organic Chemistry on March 30-31, 2023 at Hotel de Werelt in Lunteren, The Netherlands. Our colleagues Nanda de Klerk, Dennis Piet, Tom Speksnijder and Mitchell Platteschorre are looking forward to meeting you. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net...

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11-01-2023

Scheduled maintenance on January 19th, 2023, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday January 19th 2023, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication...

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02-01-2023

January 2023 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The January 2023 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 202,596 compounds - Building Blocks: 8,759...

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06-12-2022

Scheduled maintenance on December 15th, 2022, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday December 15th 2022, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication...

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06-12-2022

Specs office hours during the holiday season 2022-2023

Specs will close for the holidays after Friday, December 23th and recommence normal operations on Monday, January 2nd. The final shipment date of 2022 will be Wednesday, December 21st. Please plan your shipping requests accordingly. Please also take into consideration potential, volume related shipping delays and your institution’s ability to receive deliveries during this period. Thank you for choosing Specs! From all of us, we wish you...

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01-12-2022

December 2022 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The December 2022 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 202,674 compounds - Building Blocks: 8,761...

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10-11-2022

Scheduled maintenance on November 17th, 2022, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday November 17th 2022, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication...

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17-10-2022

Scheduled maintenance on October 20th, 2022, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday October 20th 2022, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication...

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26-09-2022

Scheduled maintenance on October 10th, 2022, starting at 16:00 PM CET

On Monday October 10th 2022, starting at 16.00h CET, the main servers of Specs in The Netherlands will be unreachable for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance job. During this maintenance period, the impact will apply to all servers in The Netherlands, which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our servers and their related communication services hosted by Specs in The...

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22-09-2022

Scheduled maintenance on September 29th, 2022, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday September 29th 2022, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication...

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31-08-2022

September 2022 issue Specs compound library available

As usual at the beginning of each month, the latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via the Specs.net website. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. The September 2022 Compound Library release includes the following libraries: - Screening Compounds (10 mg and more): 208,957 compounds - Building Blocks: 8,778...

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09-08-2022

September 15-16, 2022
SLAS 2022 Americas Sample Management Symposium, La Jolla, CA, USA

We will be attending the SLAS 2022 Americas Sample Management Symposium on September 15-16, 2022 at the Hilton Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA, USA. Our colleagues David A. Hayes, Johan Tijhuis and Tamara Baptist are looking forward to meeting you there. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net....

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26-07-2022

Scheduled maintenance on July 28th, 2022, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday July 28th 2022, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services...

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13-07-2022

ICR/CRH compound storage and liquid handling contract extended

The Institute of Cancer Research and Cancer Research Horizons (CRH) extend their contract with Specs for another 5 years We are happy to announce that the compound storage and liquid handling contract between Specs and the UK based Institute of Cancer research (ICR) and Cancer Research Horizons (CRH) has been extended until July 2027. ICR and CRH started their official collaboration with Specs in 2012 and we are looking forward to...

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30-05-2022

June 16th, 2022
LabAnalyse 2022, De Kuip, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

We will be attending the LabAnalyse 2022 event on June 16th, 2022 at venue 'De Kuip' in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Our colleague Nanda de Klerk is looking forward to meeting you. Feel free to arrange a meeting with her upfront via info@specs.net. ...

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19-05-2022

Scheduled maintenance on May 24th, 2022, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Tuesday May 24th 2022, starting at 07.30h CET, the main database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services...

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18-05-2022

May 24-27, 2022
SLAS Europe 2022 Conference and Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

We will be attending the SLAS Europe 2022 Conference and Exhibition on May 24-27, 2022 at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, Ireland. Our colleagues David A. Hayes, Tamara Baptist and Johan Tijhuis are looking forward to meeting you at booth K3. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net. ...

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16-05-2022

Specs Head Office closed due to Public Holidays in May and June

Please note that due to a number of Public Holidays, Specs Head Office in the Netherlands will be closed on the following dates in May:Thursday May 26th - Ascension HolidayFriday May 27th - Specs Head Office closedMonday June 6th - Whit Monday HolidayWe will not be able to receive, process and ship orders on this date. Please, kindly plan your orders taking into consideration this information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may...

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03-05-2022

May 10-12, 2022
Advances in cell based screening 2022 (ELRIG)

We will be attending the ELRIG event 'Advances in cell based screening 2022' on May 10-12th in Gothenburg, Germany. Our sales manager for Europe, Tamara Baptist and our CEO, Johan Tijhuis are looking forward to meeting you. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net...

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21-04-2022

Specs Head office closed on Dutch King's Day (April 27'th)

Please note that due to the Public Holiday King's Day, on April 27'th, Specs Head Office in the Netherlands will be closed. We will not be able to receive, process and ship orders on this date. Please, kindly plan your orders taking into consideration this information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may...

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13-04-2022

Specs Head Office closed due to Easter Holiday

Please note that due to the Easter Holiday, Specs Head Office in The Netherlands will be closed on Monday the 18th of April. On Tuesday the 19th of April we will recommence our operations as usual. Feel free to leave a message on our voicemail, contact one of our other worldwide offices or contact us via the email address info@specs.net....

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07-04-2022

Scheduled maintenance on April 14th, 2022, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday April 14th 2022, starting at 07.30h CET, the database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services...

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04-04-2022

April 5th, 2022
LifeScience event 2022 Leiden

We will be attending the LifeScience event 2022 on April 5th, 2022 at the Corpus Congress center in Leiden, The Netherlands. Our colleagues Tamara Baptist and Peter Maas are looking forward to meeting you. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net ...

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01-04-2022

April 7-8, 2022
Symposium on Organic Chemistry

We will be attending the Wageningen International Symposium on Organic Chemistry on April 7-8, 2022 at the ReeHorst congress center in Ede, The Netherlands. Our colleagues Dennis Piet, Tom Speksnijder, Maria Braun Cornejo and Vincent De Vries are looking forward to meeting you.  Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net...

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16-03-2022

Update of TLS certificate for the specs.net domain

Please note that the TLS certificate for the specs.net domain was renewed For automated procedures connecting to our file-transfer or other web-servers, it might be necessary to manually accept or install the updated certificate for communications so please check this carefully in order to ensure and maintain your connectivity to the Specs.net...

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09-03-2022

Scheduled maintenance on March 24th, 2022, starting at 07:30 AM CET

On Thursday March 24th 2022, starting at 07.30h CET, the database and webservers of Specs in both the USA and The Netherlands will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: All functionality of our webservers and their related communication services...

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23-02-2022

New: Pre-plated Cell Painting library

Phenotypic screening is a powerful tool for identifying novel small molecules as probes and potential therapeutics as well as for identifying genetic regulators of many biological processes. The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts have developed Cell Painting, a broadly applicable high-content image-based assay for accessing the valuable biological information about cellular response to treatments such as drug or...

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22-02-2022

Unscheduled emergency maintenance February 23th, 2022, starting at 19:30h CET

On February 23th, starting at 19.30h CET, all internet connections of Specs will be down for an (expected) maximum of 10 minutes period due to a very urgent unscheduled maintenance job. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to all internet connections which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: Functionality of the customer extranet (web)servers and their related communication services hosted by Specs...

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27-01-2022

Scheduled maintenance on February 4th, 2022, starting at 04:00 AM EST

On Friday February 4th 2022, starting at 04.00h EST, the database servers of Specs in the USA will be down for an (expected) maximum 60 minutes period due to scheduled maintenance jobs. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to the database servers in the USA which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: Functionality of the customer extranet (web)servers and their related communication services hosted by...

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10-01-2022

February 5-9, 2022
SLAS 2022 International Conference and Exhibition, Boston

We will be attending the SLAS2022 International Conference and Exhibition on February 5-9, 2022 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA, USA. Our colleagues David A. Hayes, Tamara Baptist and Johan Tijhuis are looking forward to meeting you at booth 527. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via info@specs.net....

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18-11-2021

Specs office hours during the holiday season 2021-2022

Specs will close for the holidays on Friday, December 24th and recommence normal operations on Monday, January 3rd. The final shipment date of 2021 will be Wednesday, December 22nd. Please plan your shipping requests accordingly. Please also take into consideration potential, volume related shipping delays and your institution’s ability to receive deliveries during this period. Thank you for choosing Specs, especially during this time of...

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11-11-2021

Unscheduled maintenance on on November 18th, 2021, starting at 16:45h CET

On Thursday November 18th, starting at 16.45h CET, some database servers of Specs will be down for an (expected) maximum 30 minutes period due to an urgent unscheduled maintenance job. During this maintenance period, the impact will be limited to 2 database servers which will be temporary unavailable. Expected temporary impact: Functionality of the customer extranet (web)servers and their related communication services hosted by Specs will be...

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22-09-2021

October 4-5, 2021
SLAS 2021 European Sample Management Hybrid Symposium

We will be attending the SLAS 2021 European Sample Management Hybrid Symposium on October 4-5, 2021, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Our colleagues David A. Hayes and Johan Tijhuis are looking forward to meeting you there. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront...

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07-09-2021

September 9-10, 2021
SLAS 2021 Americas Sample Management Hybrid Symposium

We will be attending the SLAS 2021 Americas Sample Management Symposium on September 9-10, 2021, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, USA. Our colleagues David A. Hayes and Johan Tijhuis are looking forward to meeting you there. Feel free to arrange a meeting upfront via the email address info@specs.net....

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07-09-2021

New intern started at the Specs Research Laboratory - Vincent de Vries

The Specs Research Laboratory welcomes Vincent de Vries as a new intern from the Hogeschool Leiden. Vincent will be working on the MepAnti-project, tackling the antimicrobial resistance problem by targeting enzymes of the MEP pathway, together with PhD-candidate Maria Braun Cornejo.  Together they will focus on the design and synthesis of inhibitors that permeate the gram negative bacteria’s double membrane.  We hope you...

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07-05-2021

Specs Head Office closed due to Public Holidays in May

Please note that due to a number of Public Holidays, Specs Head Office in the Netherlands will be closed on the following dates in May:Thursday May 13th - Ascension HolidayFriday May 14th - Specs Head Office closedMonday May 24th - Whit Monday HolidayWe will not be able to receive, process and ship orders on this date. Please, kindly plan your orders taking into consideration this information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may...

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19-04-2021

Specs Head office closed on Dutch King's Day (April 27'th)

Please note that due to the Public Holiday King's Day, on April 27'th, Specs Head Office in the Netherlands will be closed. We will not be able to receive, process and ship orders on this date. Please, kindly plan your orders taking into consideration this information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may...

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01-04-2021

Specs Head Office closed due to Easter Holiday

Please note that due to the Easter Holiday, Specs Head Office in The Netherlands will be closed on Monday the 5th of April. On Tuesday the 6th of April we will recommence our operations as usual. Feel free to leave a message on our voicemail, contact one of our other worldwide offices or contact us via the email address...

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