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Pharma’s path to Net Zero

Posted on May 3rd, 2022 by

Pharma is seldom top of mind when thinking about the most polluting industries, but pharmaceutical industry operations are in fact responsible for a significant portion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – even rivaling industries that are far more associated with contributing to the problem. 

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Pharma can now track the most relevant patent info – fast and at scale

Posted on April 26th, 2022 by

Since its initial release in January 2021, AI-fueled Patent Expansion in Reaxys has won the respect of pharmaceutical companies trying to stay ahead of their competitors by keeping track of the latest patents around drug discovery and new therapeutics. With a recent expansion that allows Reaxys to also loop in information from images found in patents, it’s a good time to look back – and forward – at this continual work-in-progress. We spoke to Umesh Nandal, Elsevier’s Director of Data Science, about the logic behind the tech: “It’s not just about the speed of access to all this annotated data, but the quality.”

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Elsevier research partner Karin Verspoor nominated for Women in AI award

Posted on April 5th, 2022 by

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In recognition of her numerous research accomplishments, Professor Karin Verspoor is nominated for the prestigious Women in AI Award under the ‘AI in Innovation’ category. Certainly, the interdisciplinary work she has undertaken with Elsevier has chemists and pharmaceutical companies excited about the real-world impact of automating the extraction of chemical reaction information from patents.

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How publishing can help address diversity in STEM

Posted on March 30th, 2022 by

The issue of diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is not a new topic, but it is one that needs to be continually addressed as these sectors endeavor to be more inclusive. And it is possible that publishing, an area that itself has work to do in diversity, could provide some metrics to help confront the diversity deficit.

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