ChemSpider and GGA announce link-up

28 January 2011

The Royal Society of Chemistry's ChemSpider and GGA Software Services, have announced a strategic technology partnership that will provide significant benefits to users of the ChemSpider chemical database.  

GGA's open source Bingo chemistry search engine will now be available for use on the ChemSpider website, enhancing the ability of users to efficiently conduct searches of the nearly 25 million chemical structures within the ChemSpider chemical database.

Bingo provides the next-generation, fast and efficient storage and searching solution for chemical information. It sets the industry standard in structure and reaction registration and retrieval, implementing state-of-the-art indexing algorithms within an underlying database server and making chemical searching fast and reliable.  

Richard Golob, President and CEO of GGA Software Services, a leading provider of scientific informatics services to the life sciences and related industries, said: "We are very pleased to offer GGA's Bingo search engine to users of the ChemSpider service. With Bingo, we have succeeded in achieving superior performance in a data cartridge for various types of searches, especially substructure search. Users of Bingo will enjoy unsurpassed search capability for molecules and reactions."

Antony Williams, Vice President of Strategic Development for ChemSpider, added: "We chose GGA's Bingo offering as a result of the superior responsiveness of the GGA development team and the fact that the software is open source, thereby allowing us to extend the platform as necessary. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with GGA Software Services."       

Notes for editors

. ChemSpider offers a structure-centric community for chemists to resource data.  Offering access to almost 25 million unique chemical entities from over 400 data sources and by providing a platform for crowd-sourced deposition, annotation, and curation, it is the richest source of free integrated chemistry information available online. ChemSpider delivers data and services to enable the semantic web for chemistry.

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