R&D Solutions

High quality technical intelligence and technology tools to help you shorten the distance between discovery and impact

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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. Watch videos, read real-world case studies and learn how early innovation starts with rapid results and early access to research that is crucial to reducing the likelihood of costly late stage failures and mitigating risk.

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Alpha Innovator of the Year

Did you or someone you know play a critical role in a project that improved product performance or solved customer problems, or leveraged green chemistry and engineering principles?
If so, then you had an #AlphaMoment. Discover how to nominate yourself or a colleague for the chance to win a 2016 ICIS Innovation - Alpha Innovator of the Year award.

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Knowledge That Drives Innovation

Elsevier R&D Solutions brings together high quality scientific and engineering intelligence and technology tools to help R&D professionals, engineers and researchers invent, innovate and commercialize ideas, products and processes.

The Industries We Serve

Pharma & Life Sciences

Make better drug discovery & development decisions, from target identification to postmarket surveillance.


Successfully develop, improve and commercialize compounds, while efficiently managing costs and achieving EHS goals.

Oil & Gas

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

Education & Research

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

What Our Customers Say

Pharma and 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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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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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

Hear from experts on industry hot topics or watch live demos of our R&D solutions.
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Reaxys: New User-interface Review Get an early look at the new Reaxys user interface, scheduled for release in the second half of 2016. Although, the user interface and workflows may still change, we would like to take this opportunity to review the journey so far and allow you to get a feel for the new design. When you register, please choose the time that is convenient for you in the drop down menu.

Join us on Apr 26, 2016 8:30 AM Amsterdam/ 3:30 PM Tokyo or 5:00 PM  Amsterdam/11:00 AM New York

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World Drug Safety Congress Americas, April 20 -21, Chicago, Illinois

Visit our booth number 11 and join our talk given by Joyce de Langen, Elsevier Senior Solution Manager, on “Pharmacovigilance and the Role of Scientific Literature.”

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.

Go Inside the Mind of a Chemist

Time is crucial to chemists. The faster they can find information, the more quickly they can innovate. Did you know that retrieving extracted data is faster than finding answers in full text literature?
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Risk Tolerance: How Low Do You Go?

When Justice Stevens wrote that opinion for the majority in the 1980 OSHA Benzene case, he went on to add that odds of fatality of one in a billion could not be considered significant but that for odds...
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Elsevier 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 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 pharma 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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