BIOVIA Solutions for Education

BIOVIA solutions create an unmatched scientific management environment that can help academic and research department create and connect biological, chemical and material innovations.

Discovery Studio

Comprehensive Modeling & Simulation for the Life Sciences Research

BIOVIA Discovery Studio brings together over 30 years of peer-reviewed research and validated 3D modeling and simulation into a common environment, providing academic users with a complete toolset for early-stage drug discovery research.

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Materials Studio

An integrated, multi-scale modeling environment

Materials Studio allows students and educators in materials science and chemistry to predict and understand the relationships of a material’s atomic and molecular structure with its properties and behavior.

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Drug Design with Validated 3D Modeling and Simulation Tools

BIOVIA Discovery Studio brings together over 30 years of peer-reviewed research and validated 3D modeling and simulation into a common environment, providing academic users with a complete toolset for early-stage drug discovery research.
Discovery Studio brings modeling and simulation package for the design of therapeutic drug molecule with a unique blend of open, scalable, collaborative research tools designed for today’s Life Sciences discovery research needs.

Functional areas


Protocols for State-of-the-art Molecular Dynamics Simulations 

Structure-based Design

Comprehensive, Scalable Portfolio of Scientific Tools to Support Structure-based and Fragment-based Design

Ligand- and Pharmacophore-based Design

De Novo Drug Design, Multi-Target Drug Design and Activity Profiling

Biotherapeutics and Antibody Modeling

A Rich Set of In Silico Tools to Support The Design of Biotherapeutics

Macromolecule Design and Analysis

Comprehensive Portfolio of Validated Scientific Tools for Every Aspect of Macromolecule-based Research

QSAR, ADMET & Predictive Toxicology

Tools for Designing Therapeutics with Favorable Pharmacokinetic Properties and Safety Profiles


Free, Feature-Rich Molecular Visualizer

Discover Discovery Studio: wha'ts new in Simulation

Duration 1 minute 25

Why use BIOVIA Discovery Studio for Research & Teaching?

BIOVIA Discovery Studio brings together over 30 years of peer-reviewed research and world-class in silico techniques such as molecular mechanics, free energy calculations, biotherapeutics developability and more into a common environment.
It provides researchers with a complete toolset to explore the nuances of protein chemistry and catalyze discovery of small and large molecule therapeutics from Target ID to Lead Optimization.


Investigate and test hypotheses in silico prior to costly experimental implementation, thus reducing the time and expense involved in bringing products to market.


Drive scientific exploration from target identification to lead optimization with a wealth of trusted life science modeling and simulation tools.


Comprehensive Modeling and Simulation for Next-Generation Materials

Discover a complete modeling and simulation environment designed to allow researchers in materials science and chemistry to predict and understand the relationships of a material’s atomic and molecular structure with its properties and behavior.
Using Materials Studio, researchers in many industries are engineering better performing materials of all types, including catalysts, polymers, composites, metals, alloys, pharmaceuticals, batteries and more.

Functional areas

Materials Studio provides a comprehensive set of modeling and simulation tools that enable researchers and educators to explore the behavior and properties of materials at the atomic and molecular levels.
These tools include molecular dynamics simulations, quantum mechanical calculations, and Monte Carlo simulations, among others.

Quantum Mechanical Calculations

Materials Studio's quantum mechanical tools allow for accurate predictions of electronic structure, energy, and other properties, essential for understanding and designing materials with specific electronic properties.

Molecular Dynamics Simulations

These simulations enable the study of how atoms and molecules move and interact over time, providing valuable insights into the dynamic behavior of materials at the atomic level.

Monte Carlo Simulations

This method is particularly useful for studying the behavior of materials at different temperatures and pressures, making it a powerful tool for investigating phase transitions and thermodynamic properties

Key highlights

BIOVIA Materials Studio is a powerful software suite tailored for materials science and engineering, offering an excess of tools and capabilities that make it particularly compelling for the academic audience engaged in teaching and research.

Versatility in Material Systems

The software accommodates a wide range of material systems, including organic molecules, polymers, metals, ceramics, and nanoparticles. This versatility allows researchers and educators to explore diverse material classes and phenomena, making it suitable for various academic disciplines, from chemistry and physics to materials science and engineering.

Educational Tool

For educators, Materials Studio serves as an invaluable educational tool for teaching fundamental concepts in materials science and computational modeling. Through hands-on exercises and simulations, students can gain a deeper understanding of complex phenomena such as molecular interactions, phase transitions, and material behavior under different conditions.

Research Support

In the realm of research, Materials Studio facilitates the exploration of new materials and the optimization of existing ones. Researchers can use the software to investigate material properties, design new compounds, and simulate experimental conditions, accelerating the pace of discovery and innovation in materials science.

Integration with Experimental Work

Materials Studio can complement experimental research by providing insights into atomic-scale mechanisms and guiding experimental design. This integration between computational and experimental approaches enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of research projects, offering a holistic perspective on material development and characterization.

Community and Collaboration

BIOVIA Materials Studio boasts a thriving academic community with numerous scientific publications citing its use. Researchers and educators worldwide contribute to this body of knowledge, leveraging Materials Studio to advance the understanding and application of materials science principles. Additionally, there exists a vibrant public BIOVIA Materials Studio community that serves as a valuable hub for Materials Studio users, learners, and experts to engage in discussions, exchange information, share tips and tricks, and explore the myriad possibilities offered by the tool. Through this platform, users can foster collaborations, stay updated on the latest developments, and collectively expand their expertise in computational materials science and engineering.

Predictive Capabilities

One of the key features of Materials Studio is its ability to predict materials properties accurately. This predictive capability is invaluable for both teaching and research purposes, enabling students to understand fundamental principles and concepts while empowering researchers to design novel materials with ailored properties.

BIOVIA Materials Studio Overview

Duration 3 minutes 37

Why use BIOVIA Materials Studio for Academic Research?

Materials Studio has been utilized in various academic research areas, including but not limited to:

  • Computational Materials Design: Researchers have used Materials Studio to design and optimize new materials with tailored properties, such as catalysts, semiconductors, and polymers
  • Molecular Dynamics Studies: The software has been employed to investigate the behavior of materials at the atomic and molecular levels, providing insights into phenomena such as phase transitions, diffusion, and mechanical properties.
  • Electronic Structure Calculations: Academic studies have utilized Materials Studio for accurate predictions of electronic structure and properties of materials, contributing to the understanding of electronic behavior in diverse material systems.
  • Nanomaterials Research: Materials Studio has been applied to study the properties and behavior of nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, and nanocomposites, offering valuable insights for nanoscience and nanotechnology research.
  • Integration with Experimental Work: Academic researchers have integrated computational simulations from Materials Studio with experimental investigations to gain a more comprehensive understanding of material development and characterization, leading to enhanced research outcomes.

These examples demonstrate the diverse applications of Materials Studio in academic research, spanning from fundamental materials science to applied engineering domains. The software's predictive capabilities, versatility in material systems, and integration with experimental work make it an extremely valuable tool for advancing the frontiers of materials science and engineering in academic settings.


For years, Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform has been providing industry innovators and creators with one single virtual environment to work and collaborate in so they can bring ideas to life for shaping tomorrow. What about your students?

Accessible anytime on the cloud, 3DEXPERIENCE for Education brings unparalleled opportunities to educators and learners to be future-ready and develop students’ skills and employability, by experiencing leading industry engineering practices. Encompassing every discipline from 3D design, engineering, simulation, manufacturing, architecture, urban planning or marketing capabilities, the platform provides powerful solutions for managing collaborative work and joint innovation. Modular, it can be adopted either in full, or just as a specific component.


The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a suite of connected tools and apps specifically cultivated to the broader toolkit required by the designers and engineers of tomorrow. 3DEXPERIENCE for Education brings new capabilities to educators who want to experience the engineering practices of industry leaders using the most advanced software for product innovation.

Empower your students with essential skills & knowledge and give them an edge in their future careers.