Elsevier and Roche Collaborate To Integrate Proprietary Chemistry Data In Reaxys

Elsevier today announced the integration of Roche propriety reaction information within Reaxys, which will run on Roche’s infrastructure and inside the Roche firewall to provide high performance and security. Roche chemistry information will be securely searchable and discoverable by Roche scientists through the Reaxys user interface. The incorporation and discoverability of Roche proprietary information in Reaxys is anticipated to significantly improve Roche scientists’ productivity.

With this development Roche researchers will be able to launch a single search in Reaxys across integrated internal data and experimental data published in journals and patents, with results unified and organised in a context directly relevant to the researcher workflow. The announcement comes after many months of collaboration between teams from Roche and Reaxys.

“We have been seeking to improve the discoverability of our in-house proprietary content, while at the same time avoiding investing in and maintaining an entirely new internally or externally developed system,” explained Sven-Olaf Vogt, Global Head Scientific Information Management at Roche. “Working with the Reaxys team was a logical choice given the widespread adoption of Reaxys at Roche and the knowledge of the Reaxys team in chemistry content.”

Mark van Mierle, Managing Director of Elsevier’s Pharma and Biotech Group, added, “Our collaboration with Roche shows how we can work together with customers to serve scientist needs. Researchers want seamless, unified data streams, delivered through highly intuitive workflow tools. Our work with Roche responds directly to those needs and enables researchers to innovate more effectively by accessing data they need, through a world-leading interface.”