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ChemBioOffice: Professional illustrations and beyond for chemists and biologists

Basics for using ChemBioOffice/ChemBioDraw and brief introduction to applications of its different tools

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Yulia Sevryugina
3162 Shapiro Library,
919 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1185


Chem & Bio Office is a software suite used by chemists and biologists to create professional structures, figures and diagrams for research and scholarly communication. It also offers tools for predicting properties and spectra based on structures. Furthermore, the suite also offers knowledge management and infomatics tools and related databases application for lab use.  

This guide focuses on basic creation of structures and diagrams as well as properties and spectra prediction by using ChemBioOffice.

Install ChemDraw

The ChemOffice/Draw publisher, PerkinElmer has setup a new user download site. It allows all current employees, faculty, and students to self-download fully functional software that will last for a fixed term (renewable after one year). Other for-fee subscriptions are also available for a variety of their other products.

To download the latest release, please register and create a new account (using your umich email address) from here: Ignore the note that it is not secure and proceed to registration

Once a new account has been created, log-in with your umich email address at the PerkinElmer Download Center here: From there, you should be taken to the product download selection & licensing page.

Should you need to retrieve the activation code from within your PerkinElmer account: click on 'Order History' from the left-side navigation bar, select the newest order number, and then select the version & platform of the product you need.

For assistance with download, please contact 4-HELP