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Inspire New Thinking That Brings Commercial Innovations To Market

Scientists working in R&D and product development must balance innovation with commercial demands and challenges. ScienceDirect supports industry scientists and other R&D professionals, connecting them to the latest scientific thinking required to make better decisions - faster and with greater confidence.

From our customers, we hear that corporate R&D professionals are under pressure to:

  • Shorten the time required to make investment go decisions and meet project milestones
  • Demonstrate commercial viability of new ideas
  • Reduce the costs tied to developing and testing new ideas

ScienceDirect empowers industry researchers to meet those demands, providing access to the high-quality, trustworthy information needed to understand the current state-of-the-art technology, and generate ideas that optimize current processes and lead to profitable products.

Inspire New Thinking That Brings Commercial Innovations To Market

Lessons From The Field: The Value Of Interdisciplinary Research

What happens when a physicist, a materials scientist and a photochemist work together and share ideas from outside their fields? A ground-breaking new solution in ophthalmology.

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The Value Of Interdisciplinary Research

What Our Customers Say

The following customer interviews highlight how ScienceDirect offers a distinct advantage in these highly competitive industries.

ScienceDirect for Pharma & Life Sciences R&D:
Boosting Competitiveness in the Medical Device Industry

[Before starting a project] you’ve got to ensure that you know what other people in your field are doing, where they are doing it, and how, etc. You have to gather all available resources before you can really say: "this seems to be new and current, and this is the avenue that we want to pursue." ScienceDirect really supports us in this process, particularly because of the depth and breadth of its scientific content. — Linnus, Chemist, Medical Device R&D

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ScienceDirect for Pharma & Life Sciences R&D
ScienceDirect for Chemicals

ScienceDirect for Chemicals:
EHS - A Team Effort

Sometimes there is time to evaluate, to take more time to really get into the nitty gritty. But when we have a critical breakdown or we potentially, for example, exceeded emissions, I go to ScienceDirect to gain any information that I can to protect my company from a regulatory standpoint.

— Environmental Manager, Leading Specialty Chemicals Firm

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View the ScienceDirect Chemicals fact sheet (PDF, 799kb)

 ScienceDirect for Oil & Gas:Connecting Research to Exploration – Dr. Carlos Giraldo

ScienceDirect for Oil & Gas: Connecting Research to Exploration

I’m using ScienceDirect every week; the papers allow us to understand the geology and to focus and make a decision about an area where we should spend more time or more money in our business.

Dr. Carlos Giraldo, Engineer and Senior Geologist, Repsol

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View the ScienceDirect Oil & Gas fact sheet (PDF, 882kb)

Other Industries

ScienceDirect provides value to corporate scientists and R&D professionals in a wide array of industries. View the fact sheets for your industry below: