System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 50
Description: We are excited to announce that we have been collaborating with The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) and have co-authored a paper that is being published in the Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling. The paper, titled “Development of a virtual reality platform for effective communication of structural data in drug discovery”, discusses how the immersive nature of virtual reality can help scientists better understand the nuances and features of molecular structures.
The goal is to reduce the time required to thoroughly understand the spatial and structural properties of protein complexes and drug-target binding sites through more effective communication between structural biologists, chemists, and discovery scientists from various disciplines while enhancing idea flow, creativity, and cross-site collaborations within drug-discovery teams.
Review: I’m not going to pretend to know anything about chemistry, but I do know if an app is educational and easy to use. This program seems to be some sort of protein modeller in which you can see how it looks and links all in VR and someone might find that quite useful. But this is one of those programs that is only useful if you already know it would be useful to you! While to me it looks very simple it is at least free. Most people are going to get any use out of this, but it is here for those who will.