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ChemBioFinder is a chemically and biologically intelligent database manager and search engine. ChemBioFinder for Office searches documents, spreadsheets, databases and files for ...


Most recent release: ChemFinder Ultra 15.0. Release Date: April, 2015 View all releases and details

Merging Excel spreadsheets into chemical databases

When creating a new chemical catalog using ChemBioFinder, users usually have some data in chemical format (SDFile) and some data in Excel spreadsheets. This video demonstrates how to merge two such files, using Alfa Aesar’s chemical catalog. Alfa Aesar originally kept their chemical structures in an SDFile, indexed by an “Item Number” code. ...

Sorting compounds in chemical databases

View records in a chemical database one at a time, or in a table view or a multiform view. Each one can be sorted ascending and descending.

By default, ChemBioFinder opens to the Form View, with one molecule per screen. The Data Table View and Continuous Forms View show one molecule per row, in a scrollable table. Each of ...

Hit List and Query Management

Use the Queries tree to track history of searches between sessions, allow queries to be rerun or reconstituted, and merge lists by drag-and-drop. Queries color-coded to relate to ChemBioViz plots.

The "Queries" tab in ChemBioFinder's Explorer Window shows a history of queries run in the current session of ChemBioFinder, as well ...

Changing Element Colors in ChemBioFinder

ChemBioFinder draws nitrogen in red and oxygen in blue, and you can control those colors. ChemBioDraw by default draws all elements in black, whereas ChemBioFinder draws elements in color. This video demonstrates how to edit the element colors. For example, in amino acids, ChemBioFinder draws nitrogen in red and oxygen in blue; but you ...

Environmental pollution statistical analysis

ChemFinder/BioViz can import data from Excel spreadsheets, including biological data (numbers only, without chemicals).

You can use ChemFinder/BioViz for biological data even when it contains no chemical substances:

  • ChemFinder can serve as a general database tool for biological data.
  • BioViz ...

System Requirements

ChemFinder Ultra 15.0

Following are the system requirements for ChemFinder Ultra

  • Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (32 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (32 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32 and 64 bit)
  • Firefox 28 or higher
  • Chrome 32 - 44

Due to changes in the Google Chrome environment and their deprecated support for global NPAPI’s, we can no longer offer CDAX on the Google Chrome browser after version 45. We are currently addressing the need in the market for support of the latest version of Chrome and we will update our customer base when that support becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our current customer base.

  • 32 bit OS: 1 GB
  • 64 bit OS: 2 GB
Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (SP1)
  • Office 365

Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

Disk Space

1 GB minimum, 10 GB recommended


.Net Framework 4.0 and 4.5

Important Notes:
  • .Net Framework 3.5 is part of the installer and should not be uninstalled
  • .Net Framework 3.5 and 4.0 can operate successfully side-by-side
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