Torus is a major new development in cheminformatics software, able to handle both discrete molecules and Markush structures within a single, integrated Oracle database environment. While standard chemistry databases are handled with all the ease and sophistication you would expect, Torus' main strength lies in its ability to store, search and analyse vast combinatorial libraries represented as Markush structures. Further development will enhance the Markush representation to enable the full integration of chemical patent structures.
With its standard SQL interface and having no proprietary data formats or schema, the data cartridge component, Torus:Server, can be deployed wherever chemistry needs to be integrated into an Oracle-based environment. Users of the cartridge may choose to use the freely-available Windows client, Torus:View, which enables exact, substructure and similarity querying of the chemistry, display of results and enumeration of Markush structures on demand.