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Dear Specs.net user,
 
Welcome to the July 2010 issue of the Specs.net newsletter!
 
In this issue:
1 - Storage and Repository Services
2 - Get unique new compounds for your screening collection
3 - Save and manage your query result lists in Specs.net
4 - InChITM's latest versions and Specs.net

5 - Specs on tour

6 - Latest Compound Libraries available

 

 

 

1 - Storage and Repository Services
 
Since 1987 Specs has been involved with the acquisition and distribution of research compounds in the life science community. Our 20+ years of experience in the storage, handling and logistics of these compounds has given us the expertise necessary to offer repository services to the industry.

Specs also has vast experience in handling large numbers of customers¿ compounds in our Compound Handling business.  This is the group of services we offer that an in-house compound management group would deliver, such as: creating plates from dry powder, plate replication, weighing dry powder into vials, quality control, etc.

Using our storage space and facilities in both Europe and North America, we are prepared to store your powder and liquid samples, format them on demand  into any required format and distribute these compounds to your facilities around the world.
 
Please contact us at info@specs.net for more information about this service or any of our other services such as compound management, synthetic chemistry services and cheminformatics.

 


 

 

2 - Get unique new compounds for your screening collection

 

¿What is the easiest way to get unique compounds into our screening collection?¿

 

This question is asked many times by chemists, compound managers and purchasing agents. Of course there are a number of ways to do this, but we would like to take this opportunity to inform you about some easy solutions.

First of all we would like to point your attention to the latest Specs compound databases. This is a dynamic collection with continuous updates, all of which are all available for download at our website www.specs.net. By doing this you will gain access to real, in-stock compounds plus additional information such as quality control data, availability and pricing.

Additionally, Specs can also act as your compound procurement partner, a service we have been performing for some 15 customers now (references available). In such a scenario, Specs will take over the complete acquisition process from the request for quotation phase for various compound vendors to delivery of the samples in any required format or multiple formats. This service will save you a tremendous amount of communication and time, thus providing significant cost savings.

In collaboration with Chemonaut (www.chemonaut.com) Specs also offers a complete solution in compound procurement. Chemonaut is a tool that allows researchers or purchasing agents the ability to search over 5 million screening compounds from over 50 reliable vendors, a difference compared to other sourcing databases. Chemonaut not only offers the ability to search, but also to order compounds from any number of vendors in a single order. Numerous formats are available and all reformatting is performed by Specs.

New Exciting Academic Database (ExAcD)

Specs also has a large database of compounds which can be acquired from a variety of academic ¿ and research institutes around the world, which are not available in other databases. We are aware that each company sets its own criteria for their screening collection and thus we want to offer you the possibility to search this unfiltered collection. Compounds that are selected will be ordered and will need to pass strict quality control criteria. This exciting new database will give you the opportunity to look at some of the best chemistry offered by global academics. In most cases, this special database can be downloaded from your Specs.net download folder after logon to Specs.net (left hand menu Upload/Download). Access to this database can be requested via info@specs.net.

Please contact us at info@specs.net for more information about this unique database or any of our other services such as compound management, synthetic chemistry services and cheminformatics.


 

3 - Save and manage your query result lists in Specs.net

 

A new function called 'Saved Lists' has been added to specs.net, which allows you to save and manage your compound inquiries. This function may be used on imported ID lists or hit lists generated within Specs.net. 'Saved Lists' can be found in the left-hand 'Compound search' and 'Your account' menu. A list-logic function has also been added to allow manipulation of your saved lists using the logic functions OR AND NOT. For feedback or questions about the use of this new list management functionality, please contact support@specs.net.

 


 

4 - InChITM's latest versions and Specs.net

 

To keep up with the latest standards the Specs.net application was updated to using the latest InChITM version available. As a consequence of the update, Specs.net now is supporting the Standard InChI/InChIKey version 1.02.

 

For your chemistry search convenience, InChI/InChIKey's are supported as well in the 'ID list import' functionality of the Specs.net Compound search and will enable you to search for your required compounds using a ASCII file with InChI's or InChIKey's up to as many as 10.000 structures at once!

 

More info on the IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChITM) can be found on the IUPAC website.

 


 

5 - Specs on tour

If you would like to set up a meeting with one of our representatives, please send an e-mail to info@specs.net.

 


 

6 - Latest Compound Libraries available

 

The latest update of the complete Specs Compound Library is available via our website www.specs.net. Just login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page.

 

The July 2010 Compound Library release includes the following:

- Screening Compounds (10 mg and more), 200.307 compounds
- Building Blocks, 8.188 compounds
- Natural Products, 486 compounds

 

Please note that the number of compounds in these libraries on the CD-ROM version of the May release is printed incorrect on the CD-ROM disk label.

You have the choice to download the latest database of Screening Compounds, Building Blocks, Natural Products, Pre-plated Libraries or only the new entries since the former web-release. You can also choose your preferred format.

 

In case you don't have a personal account yet or would like an additional account for your colleague, just register as a new user and within 24 hours you will receive your personal login data.

 

Other current Compound Library releases (contact info@specs.net for a detailed description of these libraries);

- New Exciting Academic Database (ExAcD), 354.693 compounds

- Specs Consortium database, 30.498 compounds

 

For more information on compounds available in smaller quantities (minimum amount 1 mg), do not hesitate to contact our sales department (info@specs.net).


 
 
 
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