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MOE available to Polish Academics Nationwide

MONTREAL, CA, and WARSAW, POLAND. March 21, 2006

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM) at Warsaw University and Chemical Computing Group (CCG) are pleased to announce a three-month nationwide assessment of CCG's scientific software, MOE (Molecular Operating Environment).

MOE, a comprehensive software system for computer-assisted drug discovery and life sciences modelling, will be made available to Polish academics for a three-month period commencing March 15, 2006. CCG is offering Polish academics the accessibility of MOE with the intention of supporting their research and their efforts in training students to meet demand in today's life-science industry.

The evaluation is being coordinated by Dr. Witold Rudnicki and Mr Piotr Setny of ICM, Warsaw University, in collaboration with Dr. Wolfram Altenhofen of Chemical Computing Group AG. "We are proud to make MOE available in Poland. There is a historical track record of outstanding scientists and achievements in Polish academia. This evaluation of MOE will reveal the interest level of such technology by Polish academics, with the long-term goal of providing Poland with a more permanent arrangement" said Dr. Altenhofen, Director of Scientific Services at CCG. "We will be pleased to add another option to the molecular modelling software available currently at ICM as in the form country-wide academic licenses" said Dr. Rudnicki, Deputy Director at ICM.

Further Information:
Chemical Computing Group (CCG) Inc. provides computational applications for drug discovery and design. CCG's product is the Molecular Operating Environment (MOE), a comprehensive system that combines visualization, simulation and methodology development in one software package. MOE's integrated suite of powerful and intuitive chemistry software include tools for HTS, Structure-based Design, Molecular Modeling, Protein and Homology Modeling as well as an embedded programming language (the Scientific Vector Language) for the rapid prototyping of scientific methods. MOE runs on a range of computer hardware so it is accessible to experts and occasional users.

CCG's headquarters are in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Köln, Germany, Cambridge, UK, and Bangalore, India.

ICM, Warsaw University is a supercomputer centre providing information services to the Polish scientific community. In particular this includes providing computational resources, scientific software and consulting services. ICM also is a coordinator of the Polish Virtual Library of Science. ICM has been a coordinator for the country-wide academic licenses of the molecular modelling software since 1996. For more information on ICM, Warsaw University visit www.icm.edu.pl