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November 2015


About the DiscoveryGate®

Welcome to the DiscoveryGate – a powerful, easy-to-use application for accessing a wealth of scientific information through the Web. The DiscoveryGate speeds chemical sourcing and reduces costs by providing the fastest, most comprehensive tool available for assessing compound availability and comparing compound prices across more than 900 suppliers from both in the world’s most popular sourcing directory, the BIOVIA Available Chemicals Directory (ACD) and the BIOVIA Screening Compounds Directory (SCD).

What's New:

·         Anonymous search - DiscoveryGate no longer allows anonymous (non-logged-in) searches. More detail is in the Technical Note T88-2015


Previous Enhancements:

·         JDraw Upgrade – Accelrys JDraw was upgraded to v1.1 SP4 HF2 that fixes the issue in the Technical Note T68-2013 Due to Oracle’s tightened security on Java applets, a security warning appeared with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) upgrade 1.7.0_45. With JRE upgrade 1.7.0_51 and later, a SecurityException error appeared if you did not add DiscoveryGate website to the Security Exception Site list in the Java Control Panel. You no longer need to do so with JDraw v1.1 SP4 HF2.

·         Export Catalog Information from Detail View – Export includes “Catalog Information” option, that exports all the catalog data associated to the chemical structure to an Excel file.

·         Enhancement on Exact search – Accelrys JDraw structure editor has the "Select Search Types" drop-down and you can now select Tautomers, Stereoisomers, Salts** or Isotopes in addition to the Exact match structure.

·         Similarity search added – Similarity search was added to the structure search options. You can select the normal similarity % value from 60 – 95. The detail on the Similarity value is described at BIOVIA Community Website: 

·         Export Identifier from Detail View – Export from the Detail View allow user to choose just that one result or the full result set

·         Search by Catalog number – Type a catalog number into the search field, and click the [SEARCH] button.

·         Catalog Retrieval – Click the [SELECT] button, type in the supplier catalog name in the text box and click [Search]. It returns all the chemicals that include the selected supplier catalog.

·         Export SDfile of a selected range – Select a range of records before exporting SDfile from your search result. Maximum number of structures in each SDfile is increased to 5000.


** The Salts definition recognizes the following as salt counterions:

         Alkali metals: Li, Na, K

         Halogens: F, Cl, Br

         Carbonates, nitrates, nitrites, perchlorates and sulfates

         Water (hydrates)


System Requirements



Internet Explorer

8 + (IE10 or later requires to be in Compatibility View:  )

Mozilla Firefox

3.5 +

Google Chrome

14.0 +

Apple Safari (Mac Only)

4.0 or later

Java Runtime Environment

JRE 1.6 or later

Microsoft Office

2007 or later

Microsoft Windows

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

Mac OS

10.5.8 or later


Known Issues

Key #



Google Chrome Version 42 and later blocks NPAPI plugins by default.

Workaround: Other browsers continue to support the NPAPI plugins and applets and may be used as alternate internet browsers.


"Catalog Information" export is not available with the option "Export full result set" yet.


Unable to copy/paste structures from ISIS/Draw to DiscoveryGate JDraw window

Workaround: Export to a molfile from the ISIS/Draw and open it in JDraw, or use BIOVIA (or Accelrys) Draw then copy/Paste to JDraw.


'More Company Info' link may not be displayed in Detail View.

Workaround: Expand the Browser window till you see the link, then resize the window.

DGT-14297, DGT-14107

Atom font in Grid View is too small to view.

Workaround: Click on the magnifying glass icon to view the structure


Application hangs after "No matching record found for given filter criteria" message dialog was returned on a previous search and then you launched JDraw without clicking on [OK] button on the message dialog.

Workaround: Refresh the browser window


After changing the page number in Detail View, switch from Detail View to Grid View. The Grid View may not be the same page where the molecule is associated with it.


Application hangs after you clicked Export then you launched JDraw without clicking [Export] or [Close] buttons on the "Export Identifier" dialog.

Workaround: Refresh the browser window


Templates on JDraw applet may be displayed incorrectly. This happens when the browser zoom level is less than 100%.

Workaround: Zoom out to 100% resolution.


The DiscoveryGate Team