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Reaxys: Then & Now

Posted on October 30th, 2015 by in Chemistry

Reaxys, an online chemistry research solution from Reed Elsevier Properties SA, improves R&D productivity by delivering experimental facts on chemical structures, properties, reactions and procedures. It’s been around since 2009, but what came before it directly shaped what Reaxys was, what it is today and what it will be in the future. Discover the history of Reaxys. Continue reading “Reaxys: Then & Now” »

Ensuring the Safety of New Antipsychotics

Posted on October 30th, 2015 by in Chemistry

Antipsychotics have complex pharmacological profiles and adverse events are common with long-term use. New or optimized drugs with better safety profiles are desirable. The best way to get information on a new compound that has potential as an antipsychotic is to use in silico profiling to compare it to existing drugs, as described in this new paper.

Read all about drug safety of new antipsychotics.

Speeding up Science: How We Can Stop the Decline of Drug Production as Scientific Information Increases

Posted on October 28th, 2015 by in Chemistry

Every 9 years, scientific output is doubling and more information is being made available to the world’s top scientists. Contrary to common sense and public opinion, for every 1 billion invested in drug development, the number of drugs approved has been halved every 9 years, and approximately 70% of drugs sold in the US today are generics. Continue reading “Speeding up Science: How We Can Stop the Decline of Drug Production as Scientific Information Increases” »

Using Intelligent and Connected Taxonomies to Power Insightful Reasearch

Posted on October 27th, 2015 by in Chemistry

Information is useful only when it can be found. Taxonomies offer obvious organizational benefits, but their impact on database usability is far-reaching.
Read an excerpt from the Elsevier whitepaper, The Means to Use Information, to discover how to maximize taxonomies and learn how to utilize intelligent and connected taxonomies to take your insightful research to the next level. Continue reading “Using Intelligent and Connected Taxonomies to Power Insightful Reasearch” »

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