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Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 327–331 | Cite as

RIP MDL information systems. Is this really the beginning of a new era?

  • Wendy A. WarrEmail author
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Introduction

After the acquisition of MDL Information Systems by Symyx Technologies in October 2007, I interviewed some of the senior management of Symyx to get their views on the positioning of the new company in the cheminformatics market. Some of the responses were submitted in writing, which left me in danger of assembling a generalized PR statement for readers who really would prefer some firm answers to a set of challenging questions. The best solution seemed to be to lay out the responses just as I received them but to add a more down to earth paragraph of my own at the end. I have shortened the answers to some extent (to retain relevance but remove duplication) but I have left the style as is: this is not a learned article and I want readers to get a true feel of Symyx management-speak.

The Respondents

Keywords

Chief Executive Officer Software Product Line Software Business Viable Business Intellectual Property Management 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Holmes ChapelUK

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