Metabolite Identification Software
LightSight Software (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA) for metabolite identification improves the productivity and efficiency of drug discovery scientists analyzing new compounds to treat human disease. Identifying drug metabolites, which are the intermediates and products of metabolism, is key to the drug discovery process because the metabolites formed could be potentially toxic or could be more efficacious than the drug itself. This product enables quick examination of thousands of drug candidates and determination of those that fail to meet the requirements for further development. The application can be employed with the 4000 Q TRAP mass spectrometer, as well as other triple quadrupole and hybrid linear ion trap mass spectrometers from Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX.