Who uses Reaxys?
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Researchers and educators share their experiences with Reaxys in interviews about its role in their work. Find out how your colleagues worldwide are using Reaxys.
Approaching Chemistry Research from Different Angles
"Reaxys is now my first port of call for literature searches."
Professor Peter Johnson of the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, talks about the benefits of Reaxys for both chemistry research and education, highlighting how it makes it easy to find alternative synthesis routes. He also discusses the importance of simultaneous access for multiple users in a university setting. Read more
Understanding Medicinal Chemistry Literature and Information Management
"It's important to introduce students to state-of-the-art search software early."
Dr. Maikel Wijtmans, Assistant Professor in the Medicinal Chemistry at the AIMMS Institute of the VU University Amsterdam, speaks about the key role Reaxys plays in getting students to appreciate the breadth of literature and the importance of good information management. Read more
Supporting Teaching and Research in Organic Chemistry
"Every chemist should try Reaxys! It's so simple and intuitive."
Professor Fabrizio Fabris, lecturer and researcher in the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems at the University of Venice, shares how he uses Reaxys for educational and research purposes, particularly in the specialized area of cyclotrimerization. Read more
In Commercial Research
Using Novel Synthetic Routes to Beat the Competition
"Reaxys has really streamlined my search for information. I have cut down the time I spend by 50%."
Novasep is a leading contract manufacturing organization offering process development services, custom synthesis and more in the Life Science sector. Dr. Jan Haller describes how Novasep used Reaxys to plan an innovative synthesis route that was a key element in a winning proposal for a proof of concept study. Read more
Finding Chemistry Information to Best Serve your Clients
"No other database provides experimental data as well as Reaxys."
Acoris Research Ltd. supports their clients with a range of services, including route sourcing, small-scale synthesis, scale-up, and analytical method development. Group leaders from various Acoris labs describe how Reaxys allows them to give clients the best information in a short timeframe, and how it helps them to comply with their strict IP policy, which does not allow the use of already patented processes. Read more
Serving as a Gold Mine of Chemistry Information
"Reaxys is faster and more efficient than other databases."
In this short interview, a post-doctoral fellow at a major Australian research university says that for a chemist working on synthesis, using Reaxys as a five-minute trip to a gold mine. He discusses why it is important that Reaxys gives so much compound and property information up front and gives an example of how his lab used Reaxys to resolve a problem that would have taken months of lab time. Read more
Giving Broad Coverage and all the Important Details for Synthetic Chemistry Research
"You don't have to be an expert to get the best out of Reaxys."
Albermarle Corporation develops, manufactures and markets complex chemicals and services. John Parks, Director of R&D in their Fine Chemistry Division, says Reaxys is essential to his team's work. Reaxys makes it easy to look for feasible routes to synthesize molecules for clients and its broad coverage of all the chemical sciences is backed up by the crucial details about methods, properties and compounds. Read more
Supporting Entrepreneurial Drug Discovery and Development
"Reaxys can quickly lead you to a practical starting point. It's tailored to meet my needs as a chemist."
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is an entrepreneurial pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and intends to commercialize innovative human medicines, particularly in areas in which there are currently unmet medical needs. Takahashi Nakai, Associate Research Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry, describes how Reaxys supports Ironwood Pharmaceuticals' in their efforts to discover new human medicines. Read more
Improving the Efficiency of Custom Compound Synthesis
"Reaxys made it possible for us to get better output in less time."
ChemGenesis is a venture business chemical company, providing custom synthesis of solid/solution phase combinatorial chemistry and a wide range of potentially active lead compounds. Kazuhiro Machida, Director of the Development and Sales Department, and Yoichiro Hirose, Director of the Development Department, talk how using Reaxys helped to improve efficiency at ChemGenesis. Read more
Helping to Win Organic Chemistry Patent Litigation Cases
"Reaxys really supports my work as an expert witness."
Professor Anthony G.M. Barrett, Director of the Wolfson Centre for Organic Chemistry in the Medical Science Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, UK, discusses how Reaxys allows extremely busy researchers to keep informed about new literature and find crucial patent data quickly. Read more
Driving Innovation and Supporting Quality Control in Synthetic Chemistry
"Reaxys is the most effective way forward for us."
Mercachem is an independent research company that delivers fully integrated exclusive (medicinal) organic, synthetic, and process chemistry services to support research and development programs at companies across the globe. Dr. Tommi Meulemans, Project Manager for Organic Synthesis, describes how Reaxys helps their chemists to be more creative and efficient in the lab and supports quality control processes. Read more
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