Elsevier MDL Integrates Beilstein Database on DiscoveryGate®
Product News May 02, 2007
Elsevier MDL has announced an improvement to its online DiscoveryGate® platform that will help scientists to get a view of vital scientific information.
Now a single search lets researchers find integrated and linked information from the Beilstein Database and 22 other scientific databases covering bioactivity, synthetic methodology, chemical sourcing, drug safety and pharmacology.
The integration of data from the Beilstein Database with other DiscoveryGate content follows the recent acquisition of the Beilstein Database by Elsevier subsidiary, MDL Information Systems GmbH.
All 9.9 million chemical structures from the Beilstein Database have been added to the DiscoveryGate Compound Index, including 6.5 million unique structures.
DiscoveryGate now covers over 27 million chemical structures, more than 17 million reactions and the world's largest collection of observed chemical properties, with well over 500 million experimentally measured values, the company said.
"We're delighted to deliver this enhancement to the research community," said Lars Barfod, President and CEO of Elsevier MDL.
"With DiscoveryGate, researchers can quickly find relevant information and link among a range of scientific data sources hosted on the system, as well as link to important external sources such as ScienceDirect, PubChem, GeneGo and Derwent World Patents Index. The inclusion of the Beilstein Database in the Compound Index underlying this rich network of information is a fantastic gain for scientists," said Barfod
Michiel Kolman, Managing Director, Elsevier MDL in Frankfurt, where the Beilstein Database is produced, stated, "This connection between Beilstein data and other DiscoveryGate content, including the closely related MDL® Patent Chemistry Database, is exactly the sort of integration that our customers have desired, and we're now able to deliver following the acquisition of the Beilstein Database. We will continue to pursue similar opportunities to bring more efficiency to researchers' workflows."
The DiscoveryGate online platform links and indexes scientific literature, databases and reference works to provide answers to research questions. Powered by new-generation MDL® Isentris® technology, DiscoveryGate serves tens of thousands of researchers at over 500 pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and academic organizations worldwide.
According to Elsevier MDL, DiscoveryGate is unmatched for its wealth of experimental data from journals, patent documents, chemical catalogs, major reference works and FDA Approval Packages; searching this content retrieves closely related results from all databases for a given query.
The Beilstein Database covers organic chemistry from 1771 to date. It contains over 9.9 million compounds, 10 million reactions and 320 million experimentally observed chemical properties. It also contains over 900,000 original author abstracts from 1980-present, as well as pharmacological and ecotoxicological data describing the bioactivity of organic chemicals.