Immediate Access to Patent Data, Expanded Visual Analysis Tools Key as CAS Specialists

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 17 /CNW/ -- It took 30 years for Chemical Abstracts
Service to publish its first million abstracts. CAS indexed more than a
million records in 2006 alone, reflecting the accelerated pace of research and
discovery around the globe.
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    Marking its 100th anniversary in 2007, CAS is expanding into allied
science fields and developing analysis tools for researchers on a global
platform. For instance, customers can access and review technical data on
Japanese patents within 48 hours of the patents being issued.
    "CAS databases streamline the investigative process -- allowing you to
take an idea and rapidly find the important and necessary information before
you forget about the idea or it loses its excitement," said 2005 Nobel
Laureate in Chemistry, Dr. Robert Grubbs. "That really is invaluable."
    CAS provides access to the world's chemical and scientific literature and
patents to speed and enable scientific discovery to improve peoples' lives.
CAS databases are available through search and analysis software for
scientists in all facets of the research process and anyone engaged in
intellectual property investigation.
    What started as a volunteer activity to share chemical abstracts has
evolved into a $250 million a year enterprise serving 100 countries. CAS
databases contain more than 27 million bibliographic records and 13 million
reactions, while the CAS Registry(SM) includes more than 31 million records of
organic and inorganic substances. Today scientists around the world rely upon
the CAS Registry Number(R) as the globally accepted standard for describing a
chemical substance.
    In the 1990s, CAS introduced SciFinder(R), a desktop research tool.
Analysis and visualization capabilities are now featured in STN(R)
AnaVist(TM), supporting the evolving role of information professionals who are
management advisers for major corporations and academic institutions looking
to focus their R&D efforts.
    CAS will mark its anniversary with customer briefings in Asia and Europe.
A symposium will be conducted at the ACS meeting in Boston August 19-23. The
company received recognition as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the
American Chemical Society on June 14. CAS employs more than 1,300 people at
its Columbus, Ohio headquarters.

    To learn more, visit or contact:

    Eric Shively
    (614) 447-3847

    Kristin Mack
    Paul Werth Associates
    (614) 224-8114

For further information:

For further information: Eric Shively of CAS, +1-614-447-3847,; or Kristin Mack of Paul Werth Associates, +1-614-224-8114, 
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