As part of IDBS' web-enabled strategy, new technology was required for the representation of chemical structures, and IDBS considered a build, buy or partnership approach. Given that ChemAxon are considered the world leaders in chemical and biological molecule representation, their technology was an excellent fit, which allowed for rapid implementation of a cheminformatics platform. IDBS view ChemAxon as a strategic partner in development, as we re-design the E-Workbook Chemistry product to support comprehensive synthetic workflows for discovery & development chemists.