Chemistry Infrastructure Migration in Global Pharmaceutical Company: Concerns and Reality
Chemistry infrastructure is a crucial component in pharmaceutical R&D informatics. Because of complexity and interdependency of information systems, to migrate chemistry infrastructure from one platform to another one manifests a great challenge to global pharmaceutical companies. The concern is that migration may interrupt or even demolish the interdependency among various systems and applications, especially legacy systems. With some experiments, we are able to successfully migrate some selected systems from MDL to ChemAxon platform in short period of time. The reality is that good planning and thorough system analysis are critical to the migration roadmap and maybe more important than the technical solution itself.