Bioclipse is a free and open source workbench for the life sciences.
Bioclipse is based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) which means that Bioclipse inherits a state-of-the-art plugin architecture, functionality, and visual interfaces from Eclipse, such as help system, software updates, preferences, cross-platform deployment etc.
Bioclipse provides advanced functionality in fields such as cheminformatics, bioinformatics, semantic web, spectrum analysis, drug discovery, safety assessment, and general chemistry education.
Bioclipse is developed as a collaboration between the Proteochemometric Group , Dept. of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Cheminformatics and Metabolism Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI).
Bioclipse is released under Eclipse Public License (EPL) + exception, see the License Statement, putting no constraints on choice of backend and/or license for creating plugins for Bioclipse; it is totally open for both open source plugins as well as commercial.
Extracted from Bioclipse website.