Elsevier and IDBS Announce Interoperability Between IDBS E-WorkBook Suite and Reaxys®
Product News Feb 02, 2011
E-WorkBook Suite offers a robust and easy-to-use data management solution that is used across R&D sectors. E-WorkBook users searching for relevant chemical data can smoothly transition into Reaxys, a workflow solution that provides extensive information on chemical compounds, related physical and pharmacological properties, and synthesis information, and then save their data and findings in their workflow.
With Reaxys available via E-WorkBook, a new group of researchers can now access this extensive repository of experimentally validated data.
"There is a genuine need for automatically integrating relevant chemistry information directly into the research process," said Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS. "Our partnership with Elsevier delivers essential chemical information to scientists just in time and at the point of use."
Mark van Mierle, Managing Director of Elsevier Information Systems GmbH, added, "Our customers want seamless, interoperable environments for their researchers. Our partnership with IDBS responds to customer needs and should further improve individual workflows and company productivity."
"Bringing information together in a federated search reduces the time to make decisions on which molecule to make next," said Robert Glen, Professor of Molecular Sciences Informatics at Cambridge University. "The integration of E-WorkBook and Reaxys provides an exciting new approach to improving productivity."
The combination of E-WorkBook and Reaxys accelerates user workflows in the following ways:
• Pharmacokineticists can identify when metabolites have been mentioned in the published literature, and in turn identify a host of physical property data associated with the metabolites.
• Medicinal chemists working in drug design can rapidly compare in-house proprietary information with compounds reported in patents and journals.
• Synthetic chemists, who store their own chemistry preparation information in E-WorkBook, can compare it quickly against validated published literature and find optimal synthetic routes.
E-WorkBook-Reaxys interoperability is achieved by a customized API developed by the Reaxys team linking into the IDBS ScienceLink scientific content brokerage platform. IDBS and Elsevier will continue to work closely together to provide additional innovative content-related functions to Reaxys and E-WorkBook to significantly improve how researchers interact with the world's best data.