About

The ChemDoodle Web Components library is a pure Javascript chemical graphics and cheminformatics library derived from the ChemDoodle® application and produced by iChemLabs. ChemDoodle Web Components allow the wielder to present publication quality 2D and 3D graphics and animations for chemical structures, reactions and spectra. Beyond graphics, this tool provides a framework for user interaction to create dynamic applications through web browsers, desktop platforms and mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. This library also has complete access to the entire ChemDoodle desktop API through AJAX, allowing for quick access to one of the most robust chemical graphics and informatics packages in existence directly through Javascript.

The goal of the project is to utilize the next-generation HTML5 technologies to power the scientific and educational applications of the future. iChemLabs is dedicated to funding, developing and hosting this library and has released it for free under theĀ open-source GPL license. By releasing ChemDoodle Web Components open-source, yet continuing to financially support the library, iChemLabs ensures that the next generation of scientific applications is easily achievable by academia, government and industry, and helps to make sure that the cost of education decreases while using the web to further spread science.

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iChemLabs, the future of scientific software

iChemLabs was founded in February 2007 by Kevin Theisen to distribute the scientific software he was developing. He initially studied and developed algorithms to simulate nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. This research involved the production of scientifically oriented graphical user interfaces, and his interests expanded to incorporate scientific visualization and graphics. Over the last few years, our goals have become more focused:

1. Provide the Gold Standard in quality and function for chemical publishing software.
2. Be at the forefront of the next generation of web-based scientific software.
3. Grow our presence in this industry by providing quality proprietary and open-source software solutions to benefit our partners and collaborators.
4. Focus on compatibility in all aspects: operating systems (Linux fully supported), platforms (netbooks, mobile devices), web services (ChemDoodle Web Components), 3rd party support (Databases, OpenOffice, iWork)

iChemLabs is the developer of ChemDoodle and other high quality applications and libraries that are both accessible and affordable to students and scientists. We intend to reach as many users as possible and to bring solutions to the scientists that need them. Therefore, our goal is to support all operating systems including Linux, all web browsers for our web technologies, and all platforms including netbooks and mobile devices. iChemLabs also provides consulting and custom development. To learn more about iChemLabs, or to contact us for any reason, please visit the iChemLabs homepage.

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