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Thomson Acquires Prous Science
Date:9/26/2007

Acquisition to Expand Thomson Scientific's Market-leading Portfolio of

Chemistry and Drug Discovery Information Solutions

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), a leading provider of information solutions to business and professional customers worldwide, today announced that it has acquired Prous Science, a global leader in the provision of life sciences information solutions. Prous Science will become part of Thomson Scientific. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Scientists worldwide rely on Prous Science information solutions to enhance knowledge-based drug discovery and development. Its well-known Prous Science Integrity(R) portal provides access to more than 265,000 compounds with demonstrated biological activity and close to 100,000 patent family records. Prous Science has worked closely with its customers and partners to develop this highly differentiated information offering tailored to the needs of end user scientists.

In addition, Prous Science has developed strong relationships with key global medical associations and Centers of Excellence to maximize the reach of medical knowledge to specialists worldwide.

"Prous Science has built a strong global brand on its flagship solutions which have been built by scientists for scientists," said Vin Caraher, President and CEO, Thomson Scientific. "This acquisition really complements our Pharma & Biotechnology workflow solution offerings. We look forward to working closely with the Prous Science management team to maximize synergies and add value for our customers."

"Today's announcement signals an excellent opportunity to accelerate our product d
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