Atomistix unveils open software platform for nanotech modeling

Oct. 10, 2006 — Danish company Atomistix announced an open software platform for nanotechnology modeling, Atomistix Tool Kit (ATK) 2.1.

The platform includes NanoLangauge, which enables users to build customized applications for nanoscale modeling using modules from the ATK. In addition to providing support for modeling isolated molecules or periodic systems, Atomistix also provides tools that can model complex nanostructures combining molecules with periodic systems and macroscopic elements.

The software is intended to save companies money in conducting research. Over time, the price of nanotechnology experimentation has gone up while the cost of modeling has dropped dramatically. “So we’re very inexpensive”, said CEO Thomas Magnussen in a prepared statement. “You have to keep experimenting, but using Virtual NanoLab and NanoLanguage reduces the number of experiments required and focuses them more effectively.”

Atomistix’ headquarters are in Denmark at the Niels Bohr Institute, one of the leading institutes of quantum physics. The company says it has increased sales over the last two years adding customers such as HP, NASA and Fujitsu. While the majority of its clients are in the electronics field, Atomistix is now also focusing on the biotech and life science sector. Recently, the company has been working with Novozymes to develop a platform to model enzymes interactions. Atomistix has 45 employees in Singapore, Palo Alto and Denmark.


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