SureChem Deposition into PubChem Significantly Expands Public Access to Chemistry in Patents
LONDON, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
First time a complete patent chemistry collection is made publicly available
SureChem [http://www.surechem.com ], a patent chemistry product line of Digital
Science [http://www.digital-science.com ], today announced that it has deposited more than
eight million unique chemical structures into PubChem, the world’s largest free public
chemistry database. This is the first time that the complete collection of structures for
a patent chemistry data source has been made publicly available. Of the total, more than
four million of these structures are novel to PubChem, giving chemical researchers access
to a vast new source of medicinally relevant compounds. The SureChem deposition also
pushes the total number of chemical compounds available there to more than 46 million and
substances to more than 116 million.
“This deposition significantly expands the amount of novel chemistry available in the
public domain, enabling open drug discovery, medicinal chemistry and non-life-sciences
chemistry research,” said Nicko Goncharoff, head of Text Mining at Digital Science. “This
opens a valuable resource that had previously been locked away behind data silos and
The deposition will link from the structures in PubChem back to related patents in
SureChemOpen, a free access option for researchers that enables them to search and view
patent literature. This unique service integrates patent chemistry into the online
scientific research community, enabling the linking of patents with other key public and
commercial chemistry data sources.
SureChem’s chemical structure data can also be accessed via ChemSpider, a free
chemical database held by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Together with PubChem, these two
databases are now the Internet’s main chemistry hubs. The result is a growing web of
interconnected free data, offering a new alternative to researchers.
SureChem [http://www.surechem.com ] offers a suite of patent chemistry data solutions
developed and operated by Digital Science, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
SureChem products address the functionality, data access and licensing needs of users
across the scientific and professional information community. SureChemOpen offers
scientific researchers a fast and free search facility for chemical structures and
patents; SureChem Direct provides a powerful direct data offering, delivering SureChem
batch structure and full text search via an API. SureChemPro, available in early 2013,
will offer a powerful, but easy-to-use web-based solution for frequent, professional
Digital Science is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd., launched in December 2010
to provide technology solutions for researchers. Along with SureChem, Digital Science
[http://www.digital-science.com ] offers a range of technology and content solutions for
scientific researchers. From intelligent knowledge discovery tools to software
applications for the laboratory and decision-support systems for managers, Digital Science
combines world-class technology with a resolute focus on scientists and those who support
the research process.
SOURCE Digital Science