TechValidate Research on CAS

4 Case Studies


CAS Case Study

Giving small business executives confidence

Introduction

This case study of a small business pharmaceuticals company is based on an April 2024 survey of CAS customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“CAS SciFinder enables flexible, filterable searches that help me find unique results compared to other search methods.”

Challenges

This organization generates information and ideas about agents and approaches for chemotherapy and immunoprevention research.

The business challenges that the profiled company faces and is using CAS SciFinder to help solve:

  • Determining novelty and freedom to operate
  • Finding research precedent

Use Case

The key areas that the surveyed company uses CAS SciFinder to help include:

  • Assessing the IP landscape
  • Finding commercially available chemicals
  • Identifying substances and reactions
  • Performing literature reviews to generate a hypothesis
  • Sharing information with colleagues
  • Staying up to date on research in their field

The researcher agrees that CAS SciFinder provides the following benefits to their experience:

  • It gives me access to a comprehensive collection of scientific content
  • It is easy to use
  • It quickly provides precise search results
  • Its productivity features (e.g., search history, Alerts) save me time

Results

CAS SciFinder serves as the organization’s primary source for unequivocal agent identification. In one example it was used to identify a synonym and another CAS Number for a specific agent resulting in the discovery of many resources that answered basic questions, resulting in increased confidence before starting a project.

CAS Case Study

A trusted solution for healthcare research

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise healthcare company is based on an April 2024 survey of CAS customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“It is the best, most reliable, and most complete entry to chemical literature. I use other tools, but I trust CAS SciFinder the most.”

Challenges

The organization’s goals include developing new monomers, dyes, and additives for medical devices and bioprocessing.

The business challenges that the profiled company faces and is using CAS SciFinder to help solve:

  • Determining novelty and freedom to operate
  • Finding research precedent
  • Uncovering synthesis options
  • Identifying suppliers

Use Case

The key areas that the surveyed company uses CAS SciFinder to help include:

  • Assessing the IP landscape
  • Devising synthetic plans
  • Finding commercially available chemicals
  • Identifying substances and reactions
  • Performing literature reviews to generate a hypothesis
  • Preparing for laboratory experiments

The researcher agrees that CAS SciFinder provides the following benefits to their experience:

  • It gives me access to a comprehensive collection of scientific content
  • It is easy to use
  • It quickly provides precise search results
  • It reduces the time I spend creating a plan or hypothesis
  • Its productivity features (e.g., search history, Alerts) save me time
  • It helps improve the effectiveness of my research

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CAS SciFinder:

  • Accelerated discovery
  • Improved productivity
  • Increased confidence

CAS Case Study

Developing new patent property for industrial manufacturing

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 industrial manufacturing company is based on an April 2024 survey of CAS customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“CAS SciFinder saves me time finding chemical compounds and polymer references that provide insights into industrial development that would be hard to find otherwise. It’s a trusted source that isn’t being datamined or fed into an AI competitor.”

Challenges

The business challenges that the profiled company faces and is using CAS SciFinder to help solve:

  • Finding research precedent
  • Uncovering synthesis options

Use Case

The key areas that the surveyed company uses CAS SciFinder to help include:

  • Assessing the IP landscape
  • Devising synthetic plans
  • Finding commercially available chemicals
  • Preparing for laboratory experiments
  • Staying up to date on research in their field

The researcher agrees that CAS SciFinder provides the following benefits to their experience:

  • It gives me access to a comprehensive collection of scientific content
  • It is easy to use
  • It quickly provides precise search results
  • I am confident that I am not missing results relevant to my research
  • It improves my collaboration with colleagues
  • It helps improve the effectiveness of my research

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CAS SciFinder:

  • Accelerated discovery
  • Improved productivity
  • Increased confidence
  • Reduced costs

This all led to the successful development of new patent property.

CAS SciFinder Case Study

PCC Chemax

Introduction

This case study of PCC Chemax is based on a July 2021 survey of SciFinderⁿ customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Regulatory and chemical inventory status helps me to select appropriate chemistries for projects. Enhanced Markush searching helps me to locate substances more easily.”

“It helps me to quickly rule out substances based on inventory status. It also helps me to see possible synthetic routes.”

Challenges

The types of research challenges CAS SciFinder helps them solve:

  • Conducting literature reviews for hypothesis generation
  • Finding commercially available chemicals

Use Case

Features and functionalities of CAS SciFinder that the surveyed company finds particularly useful:

  • Enhanced Markush searching with location of a desired structure pinpointed within a patent document
  • Ability to exclude select criteria in search results

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with CAS SciFinder:

  • They estimate it would take twice the amount of time as using CAS SciFinder to conduct literature reviews.



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