COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's authority for chemical information, and the Czech Consortium, a regional consortium of schools outside Prague, jointly announced today their collaboration to provide SciFinder to member universities.
SciFinder is the proprietary search and analysis tool that accesses CAS databases, the largest, most complete collection of disclosed chemistry and related scientific research, including more than 73 million chemical substances and nearly 70 million reactions from patents, journals, web publications and other reputable sources. The top 100 academic chemistry programs around the world rely on SciFinder.
"This partnership represents an important milestone for academic chemistry research in the Czech Republic," said Prof. Ing. Miroslav Ludwig, CSc., University of Pardubice Rector. "We are pleased to provide academic researchers access to the same chemistry resource used by the world's most respected universities."
The five-year agreement provides SciFinder to the University of Pardubice, representing the Czech SciFinder Consortium for themselves, and on behalf of Masaryk University Brno, Palacky University Olomouc, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Technical University in Brno, Technical University of Ostrava, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, University of Jan Evangelista Purkyne in Usti nad Labem.
SciFinder is the preferred source of chemical information for scientists around the globe. With unlimited access, SciFinder is available to researchers in chemistry departments, as well as those in other science departments throughout a university, including biochemistry, biology and related biosciences, pharmacy and pharmacology, forensics, physics, medical and dental, biomedical engineering and material science.
"CAS is proud to support the Czech Consortium in their commitment to research excellence," said Christine McCue, vice president of marketing at CAS. "They now join other respected academic consortia including the U.K., U.S., Australia and others in ensuring that their researchers have the world's best chemistry research tool available to them."
Chemical Abstracts Service (www.cas.org), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world's authority for chemical information. CAS is the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect and organize all publicly disclosed chemical substance information. A team of scientists worldwide curates and controls the quality of the databases, which are recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative by organizations around the world. By combining these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder® and STN®), CAS delivers the most current, complete, secure and interlinked digital information environment for scientific discovery.
SOURCE Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)