Elsevier MDL announces DiscoveryGate® for Mac OS X “Tiger”

New version brings powerful online research platform to scientific community

Washington D.C., August 29, 2005— Elsevier MDL today announced a new Mac OS X version of its successful DiscoveryGate® content platform. The release is fully Tiger compatible and offers the scientific community broader access to a structure-searchable online platform for integrated researching of scientific content from databases, journal articles, patent publications and reference works.

“As DiscoveryGate’s popularity has steadily grown, one thing we clearly heard from customers was the desire for a Mac-compatible version,” said Elsevier MDL CEO Lars Barfod. “We’re excited to deliver DiscoveryGate for Mac OS X and expand the availability of this fully integrated platform to help researchers rapidly find critical scientific information from a broad array of sources.”

“The unique combination of rock solid UNIX stability and ease-of-use of the Mac interface has driven increasing adoption of Mac OS X in the research, science and engineering fields,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We’re thrilled that Elsevier MDL has built upon the success of DiscoveryGate by making its powerful research tool available on the world’s most advanced operating system."

DiscoveryGate incorporates recent upgrades to provide faster responses to complex queries, improved usability and easy installation and maintenance. New data sources recently available through the platform include the xPharm database, the world’s largest pharmacological reference work, and MDL® Patent Chemistry Database, an extensive collection of reaction and substance data for scientists. For more information, visit discoverygate.com or contact an Elsevier MDL Account Manager.

About Elsevier MDL
Elsevier MDL provides informatics, database and workflow solutions that accelerate successful life sciences R&D by improving the speed and quality of scientists’ decision making. Researchers around the world depend on Elsevier MDL for innovative and reliable discovery informatics software solutions and services augmented by 400 Elsevier chemistry and life sciences journals and related products. For more information, visit www.mdl.com. Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. For more information visit www.elsevier.com.

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About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

Dr. Phil McHale
Elsevier MDL
VP, Market and Corporate Communications
Phone: (510) 357-2222 ext. 3541
Email: p.mchale@mdl.com


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