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IFI and ChemAxon Announce Collaboration to Deliver IFI’s Global Patent Data on New ChemCurator Software Platform


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Integration of Two Products Gives Pharmaceutical Companies New Tools for Automating Research of Global Chemical Patents

IFI CLAIMS® Patent Services, the leading producer of global patent databases, analytic solutions and innovative web services, and ChemAxon, a leading provider of chemical informatics software for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, announced a collaboration to deliver IFI’s global patent data over ChemAxon’s recently introduced ChemCurator software platform.

ChemCurator is a computer-assisted patent curation and analysis tool designed specifically for the pharmaceutical industry. With an IFI CLAIMS Direct subscription, ChemCurator users can automatically import trusted global patent data into the application. Chemical structures are recognized and can then be extracted and annotated from within ChemCurator. IFI’s CLAIMS Direct subscribers will be able to use their existing subscription as their ChemCurator patent data source.

"Building connections to patent repositories makes sense for ChemCurator, making the whole process more intuitive and efficient,” said Arpád Figyelmesi, Markush Product Owner at ChemAxon. “IFI Claims is a well-established and high quality resource so is a good value-add for the application and for IFI Claims users."

ChemCurator users can seamlessly import patent documents from the IFI CLAIMS Global patent database and automatically extract structures from texts and images, including exemplified structures and R-group fragments. The structures can be interactively displayed next to their original location in the document, which makes navigation easier and more intuitive. The extracted chemistry can now be directly used to inform research and decision making.

Pharmaceutical researchers can use the combined solution to do complex data mining in Chinese, English and Japanese using data from all of the leading patent publishing authorities including China, U.S., Japan, South Korea, Europe and many others. Searches can be executed by a client onsite using a local IFI CLAIMS Direct database. Chemical structure results also are stored locally in ChemCurator, ensuring privacy and security through the analysis process.

“The chemical information contained in patents is critical to all industries that are rooted in scientific discovery, particularly the pharmaceutical and chemical industries,” said Mike Baycroft, President & CEO, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. “Our collaboration with ChemAxon is the next phase in IFI CLAIMS’ ongoing program to support patent searchers and researchers to access the chemical information contained in the global patent archives.”

Using proprietary name standardization algorithms and more than 50 years' experience processing patent data, IFI has emerged as one of the most trusted sources of global patent data and innovative web-based patent document delivery. Its CLAIMS Direct Global patent database delivers high quality, consistent and integrated patent data to users through the Internet Cloud. Users can deploy CLAIMS Direct as a secure in-house database, or host it in the Cloud through hosting services including Amazon AWS. CLAIMS Direct is offered under business-friendly licensing terms and is an ideal platform for deploying patent-based applications. For more information, visit www.ificlaims.com.



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