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MOE awarded "Best of Show" at Bio-IT World Expo in San Diego

SAN DIEGO/MONTREAL, November 20, 2002

Chemical Computing Group, Inc. (CCG), was honored with an award for outstanding technology leadership in the Life Sciences at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo held in San Diego on November 12-14. CCG’s product, the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE), received the first ever "Best of Show award for Supporting Applications " from a panel of judges led by the editors of Bio-IT World magazine.

MOE was selected for making a "significant, measurable impact on the life sciences sector by enabling scientists and other industry professionals to accelerate and streamline the critical research and development process," said John Russell, executive editor, Bio-IT World, and project manager for the "Best of Show" Awards.

Terry Higgins, Director of Research & Development for CCG, said "We’re delighted that MOE has been recognized with this award. Researchers face many problems throughout the discovery process and our goal has always been to provide them with solutions that increase productivity. But this is also recognition of MOE’s advantages to those responsible for planning, designing, and maintaining IT infrastructure for drug discovery. Those benefits include our support for so many vendors’ computers and operating systems, batch processing, distributed processing, MOE/web, and the power of our embedded programming language for integrating MOE with the other software and systems companies are using."

The winners were chosen based on technical merit, functionality, the product’s ability to address critical life sciences research and development issues, and product demonstrations to an expert panel of judges. The announcement took place at an evening ceremony on November 13, 2002, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Bio-IT World magazine and its accompanying website: http://www.bio-itworld.com/ deliver the latest news, analysis and information on the technology infrastructure and applications driving innovation in the bio-IT community. Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, produced by IDG World Expo, is the largest event to demonstrate how information technology is transforming the life sciences throughout all discovery and development processes.

Chemical Computing Group Inc. is a leading provider of computational applications aimed at the drug discovery and design marketplace. CCG’s flagship product is the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE), which offers visualization, simulation, and methodology development in one package. MOE provides an integrated suite of powerful, yet intuitive chemistry software tools for HTS, Structure Based Design, Molecular modeling and Protein & Homology modeling as well as an embedded programming language for the rapid prototyping of scientific methods. Biologists, medicinal chemists, and computational chemists use MOE in pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, and universities around the world.

CCG is based in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Lörrach, Germany and Cambridge, UK. For more information, please visit our website http://www.chemcomp.com/. Send E-mail inquiries to