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Molecule Portrait Maker – a new way to create beautiful images of molecules

We are delighted to announce the launch of Molecule Portrait Maker, a new way to create beautiful images of molecules. Molecule Portrait Maker lets you create photo-realistic images of molecules in minutes. Unlike difficult to learn 3D modelling software and conventional tools for visualizing molecules, Molecule Portrait Maker combines simplicity and speed to turn molecular visualizations […]

CRISPR gene editing complex in The Economist

One of our new images of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing complex featured in a recent article in The Economist. The article looks at the legal battles over the intellectual property of this technology. Our other images of the CRISPR complex, together with all of our other stock images, are available at Science Photo Library.

Antibiotics for MRSA treatment – A new collection of images

Our latest collection contains images of antibiotics used to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). There are 48 images of twelve molecules that have antibacterial activity against MRSA: Ceftobiprole Ceftaroline Clindamycin Dalbavancin Daptomycin Linezolid Mupirocin Oritavancin Tedizolid Telavancin Tigecycline Vancomycin There are also 4 images of teixobactin, which appears to be represent a new class of antibiotics, the first such molecule […]

Beta-lactam antibiotics – A new collection of images

The collection Our latest collection contains images of beta-lactam antibiotics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) Model List of Essential Medicines. There are 44 images of eleven molecules that have antibacterial activity: Cephalosporins Cefalexin Cefazolin Cefixime Ceftriaxone Cefotaxime Ceftazidime Penicillins Amoxicillin Ampicillin Penicillin G Cloxacillin Penicillin V The images are now in our stock image galleries, […]

Neonicotinoids – A new collection of images

The collection Our latest collection contains images of neonicotinoid insecticides. Neonicotinoid insecticides are chemically similar to nicotine and include imidacloprid, the most widely used insecticide in the world. Although neonicotinoids are less toxic to birds and mammals than organophophates and carbamate insecticides, there has been considerable concern over recent years over possible undesirable ecological effects, including honey-bee colony […]

New Website, New Blog!

We have given our website a major overhaul. The new design, we hope, makes it much simpler to find the information you need. Our stock images are now easier to browse, and information about our custom-made image service is more prominent. The redesign of the website coincides with the launch of our exciting new 3D-printing service for molecular models. The […]

CFCs and HCFCs – A new collection of images

The collection Our latest collection contains images of chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). CFCs are refrigerants and propellants, but their manufacture was banned by the Montreal Protocol, because of their destruction of the ozone layer. HCFCs have replaced CFCs for some applications. Although HCFCs have lower Ozone Depletion Potentials than CFCs, they still damage the ozone layer. Both CFCs and HCFCs […]

Greenhouse gases and climate change- A new collection of images

The collection Our latest collection contains images of the three major, naturally occurring, greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. The collection coincides with the completion of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this year. The collection includes a number of striking images where the volumes of the molecules represent the size of a particular property of […]