TechValidate Research on Elsevier Reaxys

6 Case Studies


Elsevier Reaxys Case Study

Medium Enterprise Pharmaceuticals Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise pharmaceuticals company is based on an August 2021 survey of Elsevier Reaxys customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Reaxys made planning a synthetic scheme more easier.”

“I would say it would be a quantity of chicken in chicken pizza.” On usefulness of Reaxys!

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier Reaxys:

  • The challenges their organization faced prior to using Reaxys:
    • Finding the most relevant preparation procedure for a given compound
    • Finding the detailed commercial suppliers information for a substance
      “when ever I found a reaction condition for a key step, the reported yields or condition does not work many times even molecules are same.”

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier Reaxys that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses Reaxys daily.
  • The most valuable aspects/features of Reaxys that help them to find relevant information quickly:
    • Inbuilt Chemdraw
  • The kind of searches they usually conduct with Reaxys:
    • Structure based searches for reactions

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Reaxys increased the productivity of their research work by 30-50%.
  • Rates their satisfaction with the following Reaxys capabilities:
    • Ease of use: very satisfied
    • Relevance of search results: satisfied
    • Ability to refine results: satisfied
    • Ability to export results: very satisfied
    • Outperformance of other other solutions: not satisfied

Elsevier Reaxys Case Study

Gvk Biosciences Private Limited

Introduction

This case study of GVK BIOSCIENCES PRIVATE LIMITED is based on a June 2021 survey of Elsevier Reaxys customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Finding the key starting material cost and vendors list. "

“Most of the information available and particularly the possible synthetic routes”

“To be honest, its around 50-60%.”

“Overall : Excellent”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Is aware of the new Patent content expansion in Reaxys.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier Reaxys that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses Reaxys daily.
  • The following aspects/features in Reaxys helped them to find the relevant information quickly:
    • Synthetic Planner Function
  • Agrees that the Reaxys Patent content expansion in their research work is important.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Agrees that Reaxys has been helpful at improving efficiency and effectiveness at work.
  • Reaxys increased the productivity of their research work by more than 50%.

Elsevier Reaxys Case Study

G V K Bio Sciences Private Limited

Introduction

This case study of G V K BioSciences Private Limited is based on a June 2021 survey of Elsevier Reaxys customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Getting exact information of search.”

“Easy to search and not complicated.”

“Its very important and saving more time. Increasing productivity also.”

“I am very satisfied with reaxys and its new versions.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Is aware of the new Patent content expansion in Reaxys.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier Reaxys that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses Reaxys a few times a week.
  • The following aspects/features in Reaxys helped them to find the relevant information quickly:
    • Inbuilt Chemdraw
    • Synthetic Planner Function
    • Performance & scalability
  • Agrees that the Reaxys Patent content expansion in their research work is extremely important.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Agrees that Reaxys has been extremely helpful at improving efficiency and effectiveness at work.
  • Reaxys increased the productivity of their research work by more than 50%.

Elsevier Reaxys Case Study

Msn Labs Ltd Hyderabad

Introduction

This case study of MSN Labs Ltd Hyderabad is based on a June 2021 survey of Elsevier Reaxys customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“For novel impurities, finding it difficult to find analogous procedures to prepare from Reaxys. Off course same is the case with Scifinder.”

“Beneficial as the most of the scientific literature can be pulled out at your finger tips.”

“Very good contribution in terms of synthetic procedures”

“Highly satisfied”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Is aware of the new Patent content expansion in Reaxys.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier Reaxys that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses Reaxys daily.
  • The following aspects/features in Reaxys helped them to find the relevant information quickly:
    • Synthetic Planner Function
    • Non-English patents information translated into English
  • Agrees that the Reaxys Patent content expansion in their research work is extremely important.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Agrees that Reaxys has been extremely helpful at improving efficiency and effectiveness at work.
  • Reaxys increased the productivity of their research work by more than 50%.

Elsevier Reaxys Case Study

Medium Enterprise Pharmaceuticals Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise pharmaceuticals company is based on a July 2021 survey of Elsevier Reaxys customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Relevant literature for problematic synthesis. Retrosynthesis of target molecule.”

“Reaxys is very handy for junior chemists to look for reaction details and some extent to see the cost of reagents.”

“Patent abstracts and claims reduce the time invested in screening full patent documents.”

“Supplier availability.”

“It reduces the time for literature search in designing schemes for the synthesis and in turn reducing the time one spends on synthesis.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Elsevier Reaxys:

  • The challenges their organization faced prior to using Reaxys:
    • Finding the most relevant preparation procedure for a given compound
    • Finding relevant chemistry literature and patents with ease

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Elsevier Reaxys that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses Reaxys a few times a week.
  • The most valuable aspects/features of Reaxys that help them to find relevant information quickly:
    • Translations for non-English patents into English
    • Relevant chemistry literature and patents
    • Assessment of compound synthesis and purchase options
  • The kind of searches they usually conduct with Reaxys:
    • Structure-based searches for compounds
    • Structure-based searches for reactions

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Elsevier Reaxys:

  • Reaxys increased the productivity of their research work by 10-30%.
  • Rates their satisfaction with the following Reaxys capabilities:
    • Ease of use: extremely satisfied
    • Relevance of search results: very satisfied
    • Ability to refine results: very satisfied
    • Ability to export results: very satisfied
    • Outperformance of other other solutions: satisfied

Case Study: Brown University

Introduction

This case study of Brown University is based on a June 2015 survey of Elsevier Reaxys customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Reaxys is a starting point for when I’m trying to figure out what an unfamiliar reagent does, or am planning a synthesis. I also use it to look up relevant physical properties of compounds prior to starting lab.”

Challenges

  • Faces the following chemistry information challenges:
    • Dealing with an ever-inceasing amount of chemistry information
    • Not having the time to read everything
    • Feeling that it is difficult to find relevant (and trustworthy) information
    • Dealing with too many sources of information

Use Case

  • Uses information solutions to search for the following:
    • Primary literature
    • Experimental information
    • Physiochemical properties
    • Substances or structures
    • Chemical reactions
  • Agrees the most important responsibilities of educators or students are:
    • Understanding the information competencies for chemistry undergraduates, and ensuring that the library provides the required resources
    • Ensuring that courses include training in information retrieval to meet professional standards or mandates
    • Teaching courses or classes dedicated to developing information searching skills and information tool literacy
    • Providing students with the level of information literacy and information tool literacy that they will need in their professional careers as researchers
    • Teaching skills that relate to the retrieval of literature, relevant substance, reaction, and property data

Results

  • Agrees that finding the right chemistry information is an essential part of being a good chemist.
  • Agrees that when teaching students of a particular discipline (or learning), it is best to use an information solution that is dedicated to that discipline (e.g., a chemistry database or chemistry information solution) and not a general science or information tool (e.g., Google, Google Scholar, or Wikipedia).
  • Agrees it is more important to teach (or learn) how to find the right piece of information (e.g. finding property, substance, reaction, protocol, synthesis route, SAR table) rather than teaching (or learning) how to find a publication.
  • Agrees Reaxys is the easiest way for students to reach the right answers and navigate the world of chemistry information. It is vastly superior to Google or Wikipedia because it is a dedicated chemistry solution, and it is easier to use and provides more relevant answers than SciFinder.
  • Agrees with following statements about Reaxys:
    • Reaxys enables them to teach (or learn) chemistry in a more effective way
    • Reaxys makes it easier for them to prepare (receptively “learn”) their classes
    • Reaxys is the best solution for direct access to relevant facts. Other solutions only provide access to references that they have to download and read to find the relevant facts
    • It is essential that chemistry students have access to modern chemistry information retrieval tools, such as Reaxys, so that they are prepared for their future professional life



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