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.

Engineering Industries

Enhance existing products or systems, optimize and improve production and manufacturing, and implement engineering and process management best practices to minimize costs, improve timelines, and maintain or improve safety and reliability.

Creating better workflows

Creating better workflows - R&D Solutions |Elsevier

Agricultural chemistry faces increasing pressure today. But the pathways of traditional research are no longer enough to meet these challenges. Find out what is.

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What our customers say

Knovel: Interview with a chemist, Global chemical company

Global specialty chemical company

Knovel helped me find critical pieces of information from a reliable source, which saved me from spending unnecessary time in the lab.

James Elmont, Chemist

A fast, green solution

An R&D team needed to produce a new monomer based on biological feedstock quickly and inexpensively. Using ScienceDirect first saved them $200 million and a year of research.

Industry Insights for R&D and engineering leaders

Precision medicine in R&D

Drug makers are turning their focus from developing blockbuster drugs to making advances in precision medicine treatments. But what will they need to do to succeed?

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Precision Medicine: The New R&D Paradigm - R&D Solutions

R&D solutions for your industry

Biology Knowledge Graph

Gain unparalleled insight into biological activities via 1.4M+ entities, 13.5M biological relationships, and 65.8M referenced and viewable facts.

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Explore award-winning semantic analytics software that combines machine learning with an ontology-led approach.  SciBite's core technologies help customers maximise the value from their data by helping them model, semantically annotate and enrich the data,  transforming it into rich, machine-readable clean and contextualised data free from ambiguities.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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