Managing molecules

Handling thousands or tens of thousands of chemical structures in a small laboratory is often a daily task but proprietary software capable of the task can be unwieldy and costly. An open source and so modifiable and redistributable alternatives known as MyMolDB has been developed by researchers in the U.K. and China to make life easier for small-lab managers. MyMolDB is based on the Python scripting language and uses a web-based and so platform independent interface. The team describes it as "a micromolecular database solution that supports exact, substructure, similarity, and combined searching." The system can handle up to a million structures easily.