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Dear Specs.net user,

Welcome to the May 2014 issue of the Specs.net newsletter!
In this issue:

1 - Specs Installs Second Vault for Disaster Recovery Storage
2 - New issue of Exciting Academic Database (ExAcD) available for download
3 - Compound procurement by Specs: One contact, less hassle
4 - Specs on tour
5 - Latest compound releases

vault.jpg 1 - Specs Installs Second Vault for Disaster Recovery Storage

Specs has successfully installed an additional secure vault for the storage of a multi-million compound, disaster recovery collection for an additional Top-10 pharma client. Our collaboration with Firelock® Fireproof Modular Vaults (www.firelock.com) continues with the installation of a second secure vault in our Cumberland, MD USA location.

We believe that Cumberland, MD is the safest of all compound storage locations for risk mitigation. Together with additional levels of safety provided by the UL® Listed vault, which carries a certification for Class 125 Four Hour fire protection and a Zone IV Seismic Wet Stamp for earthquake protection, the customers’ compounds are stored to maximize security and recovery in the event of a disaster.

Our two vaults represent two different types of secure storage. The compound collection in the first vault requires archiving of samples on a daily basis, including weighing of samples and shipping to customer sites around the world. The collection in the second vault is strictly disaster recovery, with minimal access required.

Are you interested in keeping your compound collection safe in the event of a disaster? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

2 - New issue of Exciting Academic Database (ExAcD) available for download

https://www.specs.net/userfiles/sn_DSC4166_o.jpgThe ExAcD library is an unfiltered collection of compounds which is offered to us by academic and research institutes from all over the world. Due to our unique global acquisition program our off stream collection of compounds might be of interest to your research and screening activities. The chemistry offered is not generally accessible through other databases and can be downloaded exclusively via our company website after logon to your personal account.

The compounds from this library are not supplied directly from our available stock but will be ordered from our suppliers instead. Subsequently the quality of the ordered compounds will first be verified by our specialized QC department. This ordering procedure results in delivery times that may vary from two to six weeks. You will be informed on the delivery time of each compound after you have placed your inquiry.

To be able to download the latest Specs ExAcD library release (April 2014, 449,377 unrefined entries), please logon to your personal Specs.net account and browse to the 'Databases' directory of the Upload/Download area or request a new Specs.net account. If you have further questions about this new database please contact us.

 3 - Compound procurement by Specs: One contact, less hassle

vials_drawer_close.jpgCompound procurement
In order to acquire compounds needed for your research activities, sourcing from twenty or more different vendors is likely. The administration and handling involved to complete such an operation can become overwhelming. In fact, many researchers or purchasing agents will sacrifice interesting compounds in order to minimize this large number of vendors. Specs can act as a third party purchaser and order compounds from the indicated vendors on your behalf and under your pricing conditions. With only one contact, the ordering process is clear and much easier to manage. For this service, you pay only the actual compound cost from the original vendor plus a small management fee for our sourcing service.

One contact, less hassle
Specs will take care of the complete process, from ordering the compounds to shipping them in any given format and in one single shipment to your research facilities around the world with one consolidated database. The entire procedure can encompass:

We will contact all desired vendors, order the compounds you need, monitor all incoming shipments and take care of the administrative hassle involved. If compounds appear to be unavailable from one vendor, we can source them from other suppliers if you so desire or otherwise take care of crediting for undelivered compounds. We will crosscheck the structural integrity of all incoming compounds according to your guidelines, the correct weight and we can perform a quality check on the incoming samples by means of LC/MS and/or 1H-NMR. All samples will be reformatted into your standardized vials, plated into 96- or 384-well plates or tubes and properly barcoded. All details concerning tare weights and contents are properly registered into one single database. In the end, one organized delivery is made, one shipment to all your research facilities, one database and one invoice. Please note that additional fees may apply for additional services, such as reformatting and quality control. Specs has a proven track record for this service and references are available upon request.

Compound procurement services by Specs: Ordering compounds has never been so easy.

4https://www.specs.net/userfiles/ela2012_stand.png - Specs on tour

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



 5 - Latest compound releases

The latest release of the complete Specs compound library is available for download from our company website. Login using your personal account details and download the library from the Available Databases directory on the 'Upload/Download' page. If you don’t have a personal account yet, you can fill in the registration form and within 24 hours you will receive your personal login data.

The May 2014 Specs Compound Library release includes:

  • Screening Compounds May 2014:
  • Building Blocks May 2014:
  • Natural Products May 2014:
  • New Exciting Academic Database (ExAcD):
  • World Diversity Set 3 (WDS3):
  • Natural Products Set 3, 0.5mg dry film

209,835 compounds (>10 mg)
8,078 compounds
821 compounds
449,377 entries (More information)
10,000 pre-plated compounds
480 pre-plated compounds

It is also possible to download these compound libraries or the latest additions to the screening compounds collection from Specs.net after logon. Please note that from the Screening Compounds, Building Blocks and Natural Products, the November 2013 libraries will be replaced by the December 2013 libraries at the beginning of next month and the first 3 download links above will therefore become obsolete. Please use the left-hand upload/download menu to find the most up to date links.

Upon request a CD-ROM version of Specs’ compound library releases can be send to you free of charge. This CD-ROM is released once every 6 months. In order to receive these CD-ROM releases, please request your subscription via our company website or contact our sales department and refer to our CD-ROM releases.

For more information on compounds available in smaller quantities (minimum amount 1 mg), please contact our sales department.


Contact us:

Specs Head Office
Bleiswijkseweg 55
2712 PB  Zoetermeer
The Netherlands

p +31 88 5255 111
+31 88 5255 151

Best regards,

The Specs.net Team

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