Release Announcement - ChemOffice and ChemDraw v18

October 31, 2018

PerkinElmer Informatics is pleased to announce the release of the newly enhanced ChemDraw/ChemOffice 18 product offering, providing chemists and biologists with a unique and powerful collection of scientifically intelligent personal productivity tools. ChemDraw/ChemOffice 18 contains all the same rich and chemically aware features and functionality that ChemDraw is known for as well as the following new capabilities:

  • Integration with Elsevier® Reaxys® – a global leader in chemical information search. The partnership offers two benefits: the first, the availability of ChemDraw JS as a drawing editor on the Reaxys website (effective June 2018), and the second, a new search integration from ChemDraw into Reaxys, similar to the “Search into SciFinder” capability (originally introduced back in ChemDraw version 14).
  • On the theme of integrations, ChemDraw and ChemOffice 18.0 go beyond chemical drawing and bring new, time-saving capabilities to users in the form of the ChemACX Explorer Add-in, delivered through the flexible architecture of ChemOffice. Originally developed on Signals Notebook, ChemACX Explorer offers instant search and retrieve vendor, property and safety information from the comfort of ChemDraw.
  • Hierarchical Editing Language for Macromolecules (HELM) is becoming an industry standard for the representation of complex biopolymers (peptides, nucleic acids, antibody-drug conjugates etc.). After implementing a new HELM toolbar in ChemDraw 17.0, a HELM library management capability is now available to browse, curate, copy and access common, corporate libraries.

    Product Compatibility

    ChemDraw / ChemOffice 18.0 is qualified against the following:

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) including Creators Update
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (including 64-bit MS Excel Add-in)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (including 64-bit MS Excel Add-in)
  • Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra)
  • Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Adobe Acrobat 11

    ChemDraw/ChemOffice 18 is now available through the PerkinElmer Download Center. If you do not have access to the Download Center, contact PerkinElmer Support to assist you with sign-up. Please contact your Account Manager or click the ChemDraw Product Page if you are interested in purchasing.

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