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Posted on August 17th, 2018 by Prima Sung in Chemistry
Two centuries of innovation in chemistry research methods
The true mark of an innovation is its impact on our behavior. All the great innovations of history, big and small, have changed how people have approached tasks in their personal and professional lives. As we celebrate 30 years of the chemistry research solution Reaxys, it’s fascinating to take a look back at the innovations that power it and their impact on the work of chemistry researchers.
The first innovation that contributed to the power of the modern Reaxys came not in the digital era, but in the first quarter of the 19th century. Forward-thinking German chemist Leopold Gmelin revolutionized the approach to recording chemistry information with his systematic classification system it. Continue reading “Embracing the new in cheminformatics” »
Posted on February 14th, 2018 by Betsy Davis in The Hive
In 2017, Elsevier introduced a new program called The Hive, an innovation initiative for biotech and pharmaceutical start-ups committed to promoting collaboration and inspiration across the Pharma & Life Sciences industry.
Posted on January 8th, 2018 by Betsy Davis in Pharma R&D
In the 21st century, we are facing a number of enormous global challenges. Simply producing enough food and clean water to nourish the planet’s growing population is one of the biggest difficulties. Meanwhile, we must also deal with the ravages of climate change and take on medical problems like antibiotic resistance. Continue reading “Solving Global Research Challenges with Artificial Intelligence” »
Posted on January 5th, 2018 by Tim Hoctor in Pharma R&D
Imagine that you are spending your days as a researcher in the life sciences, trying to use your skills, expertise and determination to do innovative, potentially life-saving work, but then you keep getting bogged down by the “busy work” of having to clean up data. Continue reading “Unifying Data Standards to Promote Innovation” »