Press Release


Hypercube Ships HyperChem Release 6

February 29, 2000

Gainesville, FL – Hypercube, Inc. today announced the release of HyperChem 6 for Windows 95/98/2000 and NT.  This new release of the company's flagship product is expected to extend Hypercube's premier position in the molecular modeling market for Windows-based PCs.  This latest release of HyperChem adds many new features and improvements to a product that has always maintained its reputation as the richest molecular modeling product on the Windows platform. The first commercial release of HyperChem, marketed as Release 2 by Autodesk, Inc, appeared in 1992. 


The new Release 6 of HyperChem has been eagerly awaited since its announcement and preliminary display at the Fall meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans last August.  Release 6 is the first major new release of the popular molecular modeling product since 1996, shortly before the company relocated from Canada to Florida.  Company officials indicated they expect new releases of HyperChem to be offered more frequently now that the Florida organization has matured.


HyperChem 6 adds the capability of placing molecular modeling results onto web sites as dynamic HTML pages, adds the concept of annotations to describe results, includes new modules such a polymer builder, a crystal builder, a polysaccharide builder, etc., and includes new scientific methods such as new versions of the AMBER molecular mechanics method, calculations in electric fields, ESR spectra, or facilities for designing homologous protein structures.  New visualization techniques include ray tracing, dynamic display of gradients, bond orders, spin densities, and other results of calculations such as potential energy plots.  Calculations previously found in another product, ChemPlus, have now been integrated into HyperChem and the range of options for licensing the product have been expanded, particularly for network installations.  Client-server capability is expanded with the free inclusion of optional Unix computational servers (Silicon Graphics, Hewlett-Packard) with each Windows product. 


About HyperChem


HyperChem  is an exceptionally powerful and easy to use desktop molecular modeling program. It is a popular and well-known molecular modeling solution for researchers, educators, and students alike.  It is prized for the ready access it provides to a wide range of computation and visualization methods.


Pricing is set at $995.00 USD (Academic) and $1495.00 USD (Commercial) for HyperChem Professional Release 6. Free upgrades are offered to those who purchased or upgraded to Release 5 Professional or Suite on or after December 15, 1999.


About Hypercube, Inc.


Hypercube is a privately held scientific software company incorporated in 1985 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Its principal offices are now in Gainesville, Florida.  It also operates a subsidiary, Hypercube Europe, in Poland.  Its principal product is HyperChem for Windows. Other products include HyperNMR, a package that performs a priori quantum mechanical simulation of NMR spectra, and HyperChem Lite, a much lower cost subset of HyperChem, designed for students and molecular modeling beginners.


HyperChem is a registered trademark of Hypercube, Inc.  HyperNMR and HyperChem Lite are trademarks of Hypercube, Inc. All other trade and product names mentioned are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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