DesertSci develops advanced knowledge based tools for medicines research. Our methods seek to integrate computational chemistry expertise with the best empirical evidence, to create software tools to improve the decision making process for drug discovery. We focus on innovative design, system flexibility and short development cycles to provide you with innovative software with a difference. We do this by ensuring we are:
At the core of DesertSci is our collaborative nature. We work with you to customise our products to suit your specific needs. We believe in working closely with our clients, often on a one to one basis, to realise a shared goal – improved drug discovery tools. Many companies cite their collaborative nature but at DesertSci we believe it is more than a meeting of common goals, it is a deep, collective determination to reach an identical objective – usable, scalable, robust, accurate, fast, effective and innovative enterprise based informatics systems.
DesertSci was created to develop scientific software. Our focus is on improving the understanding of protein-ligand binding and creating tools that enhance the potential of modern drug discovery. We focus on collecting and curating data, managing and manipulating it so that we can create a knowledge base. We then use this knowledge base to develop methods and tools to solve the complex problems of drug discovery. It is this integration of empirical evidence and computational expertise that sets our methods apart. We develop software that is informed by evidence based knowledge rather than purely thoeretical conjecture, making DesertSci’s methods increasingly relevant in a modern drug discovery environment
“ Innovation … is generally understood as the introduction of a new thing or method. Innovation is the embodiment, combination, or synthesis of knowledge in original, relevant, valued new products, processes or services” – Luecke and Katz 2003
Innovation is at the heart of what we do. We are interested in true innovation – substantial change not incremental differences. In 2001, we were the first to develop a specifically medicinal chemistry ‘project’ based database and visualisation system, Proasis, which continues to evolve and grow in line with the changing demands of modern research environments. ViewContacts, our industry leading software for improved understanding of non-covalent interactions in protein-ligand complexes gives new insights into protein-ligand binding. Spinfiex, our advanced chemical similarity software developed using Maximum Overlapping Set (MOS) approach rather than the Maximum Common Substructure (MCS) technique favoured by many of our competitors, is considered the superior choice by many for automated clustering methods. We have extended this approach to create BMOS, MOS software that is smart enough to accurately handle large datasets generated from HTS, with run times of less than 24 hours and no loss of accuracy. Finally we have Scorpion, our truly ground-breaking software based on a cooperative network view of protein ligand binding. This innovative view of tight ligand binding will lead to powerful new insights into molecular recognition and potentially to changes in drug discovery methods.
Our software is designed to continually evolve and we value constant feedback from our clients. We respond to client requests within 24 hours and work closely with you to ensure our products seamlessly integrate into your current IT infrastructure. It is critically important to us that our products remain relevant and usable and that they meet your needs at every level.
Small and Flexible
At DesertSci we pride ourselves on keeping small and flexible so we can respond to your needs quickly and personally. Fortunately we operate in an era where technological advances have made this possible. The internet, along with tremendous improvement in computing power, has changed the way the modern world does business. The low cost and almost instantaneous sharing of ideas and knowledge has seen productivity levels rise dramatically. Now, with small expert teams and clever design, we can complete the work of much larger groups. This means you get the best without having to compromise. We enable you and you enable us; together we create a harmonious and effective working relationship.
DesertSci … Imagine … Something Different