Chemical Computing Group Inc. (CCG) on Monday announced plans to release its Molecular Operating Environment (MOE) for Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther.” The company expects to release the MOE for OS X in April, 2004. CCG said that the decision to bring the MOE to OS X was made in response to growing demand for life science for Mac OS X.
The MOE integrates visualization, molecular modeling, protein modeling, cheminformatics and bioinformatics tools into a single package of graphics applications. It also includes a toolbox suitable for adapting existing applications or creating new applications. MOE already runs on Windows, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Irix operating systems.
The MOE supports symmetrical multiprocessing capabilities that are supported on the forthcoming Mac version. MOE/smp can be used not only to span across multiple processors but also across multiple computers in a heterogeneous environment.
CCG’s products are designed for rapid prototyping by computational chemists, medicinal chemists and biologists working in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic research.