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|Industry||science and health technology
software publisher NAICS 511210
|Founder(s)||Richard A. Friesner,
|Key people||Ramy Farid (President), Murco Ringnalda (CFO)|
|Employees||240 total as of Sep 2013|
Schrödinger, LLC is an American software company that develops chemical simulation software for use in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and materials science research. The company provides products ranging from general molecular modeling programs to a full suite of chemical simulation and drug design software, including ligand- and structure-based methods. It also provides products in various research areas, including small molecule modeling and simulations, macromolecular modeling and simulations, lead discovery, lead optimization, and visualization and automation. The company’s software helps scientists to accelerate their research and development activities, as well as to make novel discoveries. Founded in 1990, Schrödinger has headquarters in Portland, Oregon and New York City, as well as operations in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan. 
Co-founder Murco Ringnalda, who is a native of Portland, OR started the company in 1990 in Texas while he was a student. In 1996, it relocated to Portland, OR.
Schrodinger's major offices are located in Portland and New York. Bill Gates invested $10 million in 2010 through his investment company Cascade under conditions that it is to be spent only for research and development. Gates invested another $20 million in Schrodinger in December 2012. In September 2013, Nimbus Discovery, a company co-founded by Schrödinger, was named one of FierceBiotech's "2013 Fierce 15" in recognition of the company's novel business strategies and technology.  In November 2013, Schrödinger, in collaboration with Cycle Computing and the University of Southern California set a record for the world's largest and fastest cloud computing run by using 156,000 cores on Amazon Web Services to screen over 205,000 molecules for materials science research. 
Schrödinger's full product offerings range from general molecular modeling programs to a comprehensive suite of drug design software, as well as a state-of-the-art suite for materials research. Schrödinger is developing enterprise level software that can be deployed throughout an entire research organization, and the company is committed to helping its customers realize its products' full potential benefits through unparalleled support and collaborations. Python APIs exist for most of the software tools developed by Schrödinger, making it possible to build custom workflows. Some of its software are: Canvas, Glide, Induced Fit, Phase, SiteMap, WaterMap, and PyMOL.
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