What are the benefits and target groups of CAS STNext®?
Reliable information is the basis for business-critical decisions in research, for example, if new drugs are to be developed. Patent and information specialists in global enterprises in the chemistry, pharma, and technology sectors, as well as in patent attorney firms, patent offices and research institutions use CAS STNext®as one of their main sources of information. A targeted search in the CAS STNext® databases provides current and complete information on the respective questions, and the results form a valid basis for decisions on further economic and strategic actions. CAS STNext®customers can, in a targeted manner,
apply for patents and protect their inventions against imitators
avoid costly patent litigation
avoid the risk of expensive duplicate research
keep an eye on their competitors’ activities in the market
identify technological trends at an early stage
What does CAS STNext® offer?
CAS STNext® offers more than 130 high-quality databases in science, medicine, technology, and patent information. The databases can be searched with one uniform retrieval language. CAS STNext® supports text, numerical, chemical structure, and bio-sequence searches. Sophisticated features allow for analysis and visualization of results.
Customers may either search the CAS STNext® databases themselves or commission the experts from FIZ Karlsruhe’s Search Service with a targeted search.
CAS STNext® Service
Since 1984, STN International has been operated and further developed in close collaboration between FIZ Karlsruhe and CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service, USA). FIZ Karlsruhe is the service partner for all European STN customers.
FIZ Karlsruhe supports CAS STNext® customers in manifold ways. Scientists from the helpdesk team answer all questions regarding CAS STNext®. Search skills are taught in workshops. FIZ Karlsruhe holds CAS STNext®user meetings and CAS STNext®patent forums at regular intervals.