• From the community...

    The CSD - a valuable tool in modern organic synthesis and drug discovery

    We always love hearing feedback from users of our tools and services, especially when they share with us how they've used the CSD to advance their research.  So it was great to hear from Prof. Alexander Dömling and Assis. Prof. Constantinos Neochoritis from the University of Crete, who used the CSD and CCDC tools, including ConQuest, Mogul, CSD-CrossMiner and IsoStar, in their recent research. Read their story below... 

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  • Announcing the winner of the 2019 CSD 3D print contest

    This year’s 3D print contest was one of best so far with eight very impressive entries!

    The winner is chosen from all the entries submitted via Twitter using the hashtag #CSD3DPrint, combining the number of social media engagements (likes and retweets) and scores from our expert panel of judges.  The winner will receive a $50 gift card to Shapeways.

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  • Advancing pharmaceutical development through digital design

    In a new study published in Crystal Growth & Design, researchers from CCDC, in collaboration with the University of Leeds, Britest Limited, Pfizer and GSK, introduced a new workflow that brings together existing and novel approaches in the assessment and prediction of particle properties important to the formulation and manufacture of pharmaceuticals. 

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  • CCDC announces third data and software release of 2019

    Advancing structural science on multiple fronts

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  • CCDC announces the formation of a new Scientific Advisory Board

    CCDC has formed a scientific advisory board to help expand and support increased generation of new insights through high quality research

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  • Reviewing the impact of one million crystal structures

    In a new review, coinciding with the millionth structure being added to the CSD, researchers from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) have highlighted the incredible impact this database has had on the scientific fields of Physics, Chemistry and Biology since its inception. This success of the crystallographic community in sharing data has been fundamental to advances in the structural sciences. The future of the database also looks to be strong, as the demand for big data, machine learning and the design of new materials with tailored properties continues to increase.

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  • The past, the present, the future

    We are delighted to announce that today we have launched our new logo as part of our plans to refresh our visual identity.

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  • Machine Learning partnership to accelerate discovery of novel drugs

    CCDC and Pharmacelera combine virtual screening and machine learning expertise to help scientists accelerate drug discovery

    Barcelona and Cambridge, UK, 26th June 2019. The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and Pharmacelera have reached an agreement to perform a joint research project to reinforce the results obtained by structure-based in-silico technologies via ligand-based tools. GOLD, CCDC’s docking software used to identify small molecules binding a therapeutic target and PharmScreen®, Pharmacelera’s flagship software, that identifies novel candidates by reference to the properties of known ligands, will be used together to improve the quality of virtual screening campaigns.

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  • Big data leads the way for structural chemistry

    The Cambridge Structural Database reaches one million structures, leading the way in structural data to inform drug discovery and materials development

     

    Cambridge UK, 6 June 2019.  CCDC (The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre), world-leading experts in structural chemistry data, software and knowledge for materials and life science research and application, today announced a huge milestone for structural chemistry with the addition of the millionth structure into the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD).

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  • 2019 CCDC Prize Winner: Dr Sihai Yang – The University of Manchester

    The CCDC is delighted to report that the winner of the 2019 edition of the CCDC Chemical Crystallography Prize for Younger Scientists is Dr Sihai Yang from the University of Manchester.

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