Life Sciences Open Source

EPAM Life Sciences has extensive experience and expertise in developing organic chemistry software products for use in life science companies, research institutes, and universities. Before joining EPAM Systems in June 2014 and becoming EPAM Life Sciences, GGA Software Services developed internally a series of cheminformatics tools, and decided to make these tools available to the open-source community. We are continuing to undertake this open-source initiative through EPAM, and we look forward to improving the existing tools and to developing new tools for your use.

Life Sciences Open Source


  • Miew – 3D Molecular Viewer High performance web tool for advanced visualization and manipulation of molecular structures image9
    • Miew provides a full-featured set of tools for 3D visualization and editing of small molecules as well as large molecular complexes, including abilities to view, analyze, and modify the 3D structure of a molecule.
    • Miew functions as a standalone HTML5 web application or integrates as a component into your pages. The latest versions of WebGL-enabled desktop and mobile browsers are supported.
    • Try the Miew demo online.
  • New Genome Browser Web at a speed and functionality of desktop image8
    • Visualization of Alignments, Variations, Structural Variations
    • Embedded Protein structure viewer
    • Integration with ENSEMBL, UniPROT, etc. and internal databases
    • Fast access to huge (500 Gb and more) data files and to cloud data (Amazon S3, Hadoop, etc.)
    • Try the NGB demo: Analize genome online


  • Bingo Chemistry search engine for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL databases image1
    • Bingo is a RDBMS data cartridge that provides the industry’s next-generation, fast, scalable, and efficient storage and searching solution for chemical information.
    • Bingo seamlessly integrates the chemistry into Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL databases. Its extensible indexing is designed to enable scientists to store, index, and search chemical moieties alongside numbers and text within one underlying relational database server
  • Ketcher Web-based molecule sketcher image2
    • Ketcher is a web-based chemical structure editor.
    • Since Ketcher is written in pure Javascript, it incorporates high performance, good portability and light weight. You will not need any Java or Flash plugins to use it in your browser. Ketcher is completely free and open-source, while also available on a commercial basis.
    • Ketcher 2.0 demo: Edit molecules online
  • Indigo Toolkit Universal cheminformatics toolkit and API image3
    • Indigo is a universal organic chemistry toolkit. It contains first-class tools for end users, as well as a documented API for developers. Indigo it is completely free and open-source, while also available on a commercial basis.
    • Indigo-based command-line utilities
    • Number of freely available cheminformatics KNIME nodes
    • Indigo-based Java GUI applications
  • Indigo ELN Open-Source Chemistry Electronic Lab Notebook image4
    • Indigo ELN allows scientists to prepare, plan, and analyze experiments, access relevant information, and develop new methods in the areas of synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and process chemistry.
    • Indigo ELN combines the best of both worlds: an application developed and refined at Pfizer and tested by thousands of chemists there, and an open-source application that is available at no cost.
  • Imago OCR Chemical optical recognition toolkit image5
    • Imago OCR is a toolkit for 2D chemical structure image recognition. It contains a GUI program and a command-line utility, as well as a documented API for developers. Imago is completely free and open-source, while also available on a commercial basis.
    • Imago OCR demo: Recognize molecule images online (use Ketcher Recognize button)

Data processing

  • Parso Parso Java library image6
    • Parso is a lightweight Java library that is designed to read SAS7BDAT datasets. The Parso interfaces are analogous to those that belong to libraries designed to read table-storing files
    • Despite its small size, the Parso library is the only full-featured open-source solution to process SAS7BDAT datasets

Software development

  • EPAM Selenium Framework Test automation using Selenium WebDriver image7
    • Selenium Framework is a Java library developed for test automation using Selenium WebDriver. It is based on Maven structure and integrates with the TestNG testing framework.
    • Selenium Framework provides rapid test automation for Web applications and allows focusing on substantial test development instead of tiresome testware maintenance.