LONDON and BUDAPEST, Hungary, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters®, the leader in intellectual property research and analysis solutions, and ChemAxon, the leader in cheminformatics software for the life sciences industry, today announced a strategic partnership whereby Thomson Reuters is providing its chemical IP Data Feeds – Markush Structures and patent data to users of ChemAxon's JChem chemical software platform. This search and analysis solution will speed drug discovery and allow life science researchers to easily integrate critical content into their existing systems and workflow.
The Markush structures from Thomson Reuters are part of the company's Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPI(SM)) database, the world's most trusted and authoritative source of global patent information. The Markush database contains essential data on the relationship or "families" of 550,000 patents, making it the world's leading source for life sciences patentability research, competitive intelligence and IP screening. ChemAxon's JChem software allows life science professionals to structure and visualize chemical compounds for property prediction, virtual synthesis, screening and drug design. Through this partnership R&D end users can now research and analyze Markush structures using ChemAxon's JChem chemical software platform, a means they had no access to before. The ability to quickly retrieve this information will now allow R&D end users to save time and capitalize on R&D investment.
"The ability to search and visualize complex chemical patents is critical to the work of life science R&D professionals. To date, however, this has been a challenge as there wasn't a tool that enabled R&D end users to do this type of work themselves," said Cindy Po
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