A world of chemistry experience
Variations on a theme
Nova can generate new ideas to exponentially broaden your search by taking a 'parent' molecule and creating new generations of related compounds. Using a built-in collection of over 200 typical 'medicinal chemistry transformations', Nova explores generations of potential 'children'. This library may be extended with your own transformations or the optional BIOSTER database, providing over 26,000 structure modifications and replacement techniques that have been used in analogue design.
A comprehensive collection of chemically and synthetically validated transformationsBIOSTER brings the collective experience of the chemistry community to help you to discover new active analogues of your compounds. The BIOSTER module contains a unique compilation of over 26,000 transformations encompassing a broad range of optimisation strategies, including bioisosteric replacements, linker replacements, homologization, introduction of conformational constraints and reversible derivatizations (e.g.prodrugs). These are manually curated from the literature by Dr István Ujváry and are provided complete with references to the original publications in which they are described, making it easy to follow-up the underlying chemistry and biological data.
Transform your chemistryBIOSTER is developed and updated in collaboration with Digital Chemistry and is available as an optional extension to StarDrop's Nova module. This combination enables you to quickly and easily search the comprehensive BIOSTER database to identify transformations that are relevant to your compounds. These can be automatically applied to generate novel structures with a high likelihood of biological activity and synthetic accessibility, prioritised against the property profile you require for your project.
The BIOSTER database is available as an optional add on to the Nova module for StarDrop. To find out more about StarDrop and the BIOSTER database, to arrange an online demonstration or to try StarDrop for yourself, please contact us.