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Press Release

For Immediate Release

June 22, 2015

Brian Willinsky

Tel: +1 781-663-5728

PerkinElmer’s ChemDraw® Software Marks 30-Year Milestone with Launch of Enhanced Solution

No. 1 Chemical Structure Drawing Tool Offers New Features for Chemistry and Biology Researchers


PerkinElmer, Inc. a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced the launch of an enhanced version of its ChemDraw® software . For more than 30 years, ChemDraw software has been the chemical structure drawing solution of choice for scientists. It allows for quick and accurate creation of publication-ready, chemically-intelligent drawings for use in electronic laboratory notebooks, databases and publications, and for querying chemical databases.

Scientists across academia, government, pharmaceuticals, biotech, chemical processing, environmental, food & beverage, and oil production use ChemDraw software as their chemical structure drawing application. Key applications include: drug discovery, water and soil safety, creation of new food flavorings, environmental pollutant detection, industrial analysis, and review of by-products from oil residue.

“ChemDraw software has evolved from a desktop offering in 1985 to a best-in-class solution that can be integrated with our electronic lab notebook, cloud-based platform and data visualization tools, along with mobile devices for learning and sharing in the classroom,” said Karen Madden, President, Informatics, PerkinElmer. “Our informatics offerings help scientists capture, visualize, analyze, and convert their data into knowledge for better outcomes in human and environmental health.”


PerkinElmer will join chemistry professors, researchers, and industry advocates to celebrate ChemDraw software’s 30th anniversary on Thursday, June 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (cocktail reception 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)


The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge, Massachusetts. Register to attend here. .


Features of the enhanced ChemDraw software include:

  • • Streamlined product packaging: ChemDraw Prime (complete entry-level version), ChemDraw Professional (full-featured, advanced version) and ChemOffice® Professional (single, top-level product)
  • • Support for MacOS 10.10 Yosemite and Apple Retina display: Mac customers using this operating system and Retina-enabled devices can now take advantage of ChemDraw software’s features and functionality
  • • Enhanced handling of advanced stereochemistry: to ensure that significant stereochemical information is retained when moving structural information in standard structure-data files (SD files) between applications
  • • Ability to search for compounds and reactions in the SciFinder® database from the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) directly from within the ChemDraw software without time-consuming cutting and pasting


ChemDraw software supports MAC and PC platforms and has a mobile version for use with iPad® devices which features Flick-to-Share® technology, enabling users to draw structures anywhere and share with colleagues and classmates. It is also embedded in PerkinElmer’s E-Notebook™ software. Elements® platform, and Lead Discovery™ software. powered by the TIBCO Spotfire® platform . ChemDraw software is also the standard drawing tool for submitting and reviewing new chemical compounds to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.2 billion in 2014, has about 7,700 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at .

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