R&D Solutions

High quality tools that deliver technical data, analytics and technology capabilities to help you shorten the distance between discovery and impact

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Knowledge That Drives Innovation

Elsevier's R&D Solutions are a portfolio of tools that bring together incomparable data assets, powerful analytics and technologies to help R&D professionals, engineers and researchers invent and commercialize ideas, products and processes.

The Industries We Serve

Pharma & Life Sciences

Make better pharmaceutical drug discovery & development decisions, from target identification to pre-clinical to postmarket surveillance.

Chemicals & Materials

Successfully develop, improve and commercialize compounds, while efficiently managing costs and achieving environment, health and safety (EHS) goals.

Oil and Gas

Stay ahead of competition and at the forefront of technology, while managing costs, regulations and health and safety risks.

Education & Research

Empower students, faculty and researchers with data and technology to acquire essential skills and accomplish groundbreaking research.

How strong is your chemistry game?
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Through a series of real-world challenges, the ChemSearch Challenge 2017 supports students to actively build conceptual understanding, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills in a fun, worldwide competition.
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How strong is your chemistry game? - Reaxys | Elsevier

All webinar viewers will be entered for a chance to win an onsite #ChemSearch17 event at their institution.*

*Drawing Friday, April 28

Real Stories. Real Science. Real Time.

Real Stories. Real Science. Real Time. - R&D Solutions | Elsevier

Visit the Hive to explore how biotech and pharma start-ups are using Elsevier R&D solutions to solve for early-stage drug discovery and development.

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Alpha Moments in the Chemical Industry

Alpha Moments in the Chemical Industry – A Proprietary New Polymer For Automotive - R&D Solutions | Elsevier

A Proprietary New Polymer For Automotive
Discover how a chemist at a major company used ScienceDirect to dig into the data in pursuit of a new polymer, saving time and creating a new revenue stream.

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Green & Sustainable Energy Conference

Green & Sustainable Energy Conference - R&D Solutions | Elsevier

Elsevier will host an Executive Roundtable , bringing together a diverse group of experts and thought-leaders to offer their perspectives on a current industry theme.
14 - 17 May 2017 | Hotel Intercontinental Berlin, Germany

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What Our Customers Say

Chemicals: Knovel Helps Companies Achieve EHS Goals - R&D Solutions

Chemicals: Knovel Helps Companies Achieve EHS Goals

83% of surveyed users in the Chemicals industry report that Knovel has had a positive impact on their ability to develop products and processes that meet EHS and regulatory demands or key customer criteria. 2015 TechValidate survey of 614 Knovel users from the Chemicals industry

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Pharma & Life Sciences: Reaxys Supports Application of Advanced Hit-to-Lead and Lead Optimization Methods

Reaxys makes computational work easier because the chemical and bioactivity data are normalized. We don’t have to perform the normalization ourselves. Dr. Fabio Tucci, cofounder and COO of Epigen Biosciences

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Pharma and Life Sciences: Reaxys Supports Application of Advanced HittoLead and Lead Optimization Methods - R&D Solutions

Industry Insights for R&D and Engineering Leaders

Regulation as a Driver of Innovation in China’s Chemical Industry

Chemical companies active in China face increasing regulation. While this may affect the competitiveness of individual companies or whole segments, it can also force companies to innovate. This whitepaper provides perspectives on how companies can prepare for future regulatory restrictions and utilize them as a driving force for innovation.

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Webinars & Events

2nd Annual Green & Sustainable Energy Conference: Executive Roundtable
Experts and thought-leaders from top chemical companies and organizations will offer their candid perspectives on a critical societal theme affected by green and sustainable chemistry. Panel speakers and participant names to be released soon.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 16 from 12:50-14:20
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, Berlin, Germany
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Hear from industry experts on life sciences, engineering and technology hot topics, or watch live demos of our R&D solutions.
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Pharma R&D and Engineering Blogs

Read, comment and share insights and opinions on developments affecting the work of R&D professionals, engineers and researchers around the world.

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Developing a Strategy for Global R&D and Innovation Centers

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by Stephen Toton
In today’s complex global business structures, we sometimes find ourselves with a proliferation of R&D sites and Application Centers. This may be caused by several reasons: legacy business centric R&D laboratories, regional expansion, or by a series of acquisitions and/or divestitures.

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The Innovation Sequence

Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Carlton Washburn
Innovation can be a new idea, a new product, or a new process. An innovation needs to solve a problem in a new way, saving time or money or creating a new opportunity, otherwise it’s only a novelty.

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R&D Solutions for Your Industry


Embase increases the discovery of biomedical evidence to support critical life sciences functions, delivering relevant, up-to-date biomedical information to the global research community.

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Geofacets is a geoscience technology solution that enables efficient and thorough analysis of subsurface geology to empower confident natural resource exploration decisions and research.

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Knovel helps the chemical industry tackle development and production challenges by providing visibility on substance suitability for specific applications and best practice data relevant to piping, chemical engineering and processing, and EHS compliance.

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Pathway Studio

Pathway Studio facilitates the interpretation of experimental data, giving greater insight into the mechanisms of disease and accelerating biological research.

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PharmaPendium provides the comparative and up-to-date information needed to verify pharmacokinetic and experimental data, anticipate species-specific issues in translating in vitro and in vivo studies, and predict potential drug–drug interactions, and design clinical trial studies to comply with regulatory requirements.

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QUOSA reduces time spent monitoring, managing, organizing and annotating scientific and medical literature for triage and compliance reports such as PSURs and ICSRs.

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Reaxys improves productivity, combining experimental chemical data and essential literature to return relevant extracted chemical data and citations in response to chemistry questions.

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Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry

Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry enables pharmaceutical researchers to quickly and confidently identify the most promising compounds, covering critical areas for medicinal chemistry research, including in vivo animal studies, in vitro efficacy, and drug pharmacokinetics and toxicity data.

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ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s leading information solution for researchers, enables pharmaceutical and life sciences researchers to more effectively and efficiently search authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health content through the use of smart, intuitive functionality.

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Scopus helps pharmaceutical and life sciences researchers detect trends, find research partnerships and identify key opinion leaders with the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, complete with tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research.

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