(9 February 2015, Columbus, Ohio and Karlsruhe, Germany) Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and FIZ Karlsruhe have announced the latest release of the new STN platform, a web-based search solution offering essential, value-added content in an intuitive, powerful interface designed for professional IP searching. New databases deliver highly anticipated content, including premier biomedical databases BIOSIS®, MEDLINE® and EmbaseTM, complementary life science databases CABA and FSTA, and full-text databases that expand global patent portfolio coverage beyond what is available on the classic STN platform.
The latest release also includes new features and interface refinements that enhance efficiency and usability. Additional thesauri, including the Embase Emtree Thesaurus and MeSH Medical Subject Headings in MEDLINE, enable discovery of search terms and synonyms for even more comprehensive retrieval. Highly requested hit chemical structure displays and CAS Registry Number® highlighting speeds answer review by indicating the relevant chemical entities in CAplusSM search results. In addition, INPADOC enhancements, including new family displays, increase users’ ability to leverage global patent content to answer business-critical questions.
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