Sketch any entity. On any device. In the Cloud!

Are you interested in a simpler way to sketch molecules in the Cloud without having to install and manage add-ons to support chemistry and sequences? Do you want an app that lets you sketch complex molecules, reactions and sequences in one tool? What about the ability to sketch rapidly on the run, using your phone or tablet?

BIOVIA Pipette Sketcher answers all of these questions in the affirmative. The tool lets you draw and edit complex biomolecules, chemical reactions and biological entities such as peptides, oligonucleotides and oligosaccharides using the Pistoia Alliance HELM layout or Self-contained Sequence Representation (SCSR)…or both.


The Best Way to Draw Biological Oligomers

Designed for usability with the Cloud and mobile touch devices, Pipette Sketcher’s context-sensitive user interface presents only those changes that are relevant to the current selection to reduce clutter. Automatic layout and zooming provide the optimum layout, as you make changes. The JavaScript-based Pipette Sketcher minimizes frustration with an interface designed to avoid misclicks and other common mistakes.


Full HELM Support

Building on the usability of Pipette Sketcher for chemistry, the tool lets you draw and edit complex biological sequences. It supports multiple chains, connections, complimentary strands and annotations as well as the HELM specification from Pistoia Alliance. Quickly find the right HELM monomers from your corporate monomer database or the BIOVIA Centralized Library of monomers and templates for sequences (available with the BIOVIA Pipeline Pilot Chemistry Collection).



Editable Monomer Chemistry

With the tried-and-tested Pipette Sketcher, editing of monomer chemistry is just a click away. You perform chemistry editing within the same user interface. In accordance with the HELM specification, the sketcher serializes monomer chemistry to HELM representation as SMILES. In this way, the system integrates HELM monomer registration and approval into biological registration workflows.

Accelerate your research by performing searches by name or against a standard library of abbreviations, attachments and the latest updated library of monomers to find the structure you need to sketch. As for biological entities, you can also add  your own custom monomers and synchronize across BIOVIA applications, e.g., BIOVIA Pipeline Pilot Chemistry, BIOVIA Draw and BIOVIA Direct.  You can be confident that you are using the latest and most up-to-date, standardized library of monomers.


Broad Chemistry Support

Pipette Sketcher provides the same sketching capabilities as BIOVIA Draw including:

  • Relative stereochemistry
  • Repeat units
  • Haptic bonds
  • Query features
  • Reactions

BIOVIA adds additional features regularly based on customer feedback.


Easy to Use with Touch Devices

Pipette Sketcher is easy to use on touch devices including:

  • iOS and Android
  • Windows 8/10 tablets and touchscreen laptops
  • Interactive whiteboards

…and it is still wonderful with a mouse and keyboard!

Most importantly, use the same sketcher across all your devices.


Simple to Deploy

As Pipette Sketcher is fully web-based, no browser plugins or add-ins are required. It is easy to integrate with existing web or desktop applications.

Pipette Sketcher is available from BIOVIA Dassault Systèmes via the BIOVIA Pipeline Pilot Chemistry Collection and the Pipette Sketcher API. The sketcher integrates with BIOVIA Pipeline Pilot and applications built on Pipeline Pilot (e.g., BIOVIA Insight and BIOVIA Chemical and Biological Registration). You can launch Pipette Sketcher from BIOVIA Draw.

Learn more about BIOVIA Pipette Sketcher. See how it facilitates the collaborative searching, viewing, communicating and archiving of chemical and biological information on mobile devices and in the Cloud.'

Matthew Sage

Dr. Matthew Sage is Senior Product Manager for the Cheminformatics applications at BIOVIA, with over 20 years of experience working with customers be it in Implementation Project management, Oracle Database administration, Oracle Database Migrations, End User and Administrative training, Custom Software solution deployment and more recently, directing development teams to build and enhance applications to meet customers requirements.'

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