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Make data-driven drug discovery & development decisions and streamline literature monitoring for pharmacovigilance

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We help you apply reliable science to develop innovative, targeted drugs and ensure compliance and safety

Developing effective, safe and affordable drugs today requires targeted and data-driven R&D. Managing compliance and safety risks as available data increases requires scalable and streamlined adverse event monitoring.

How we help
Elsevier’s R&D Solutions integrate data, analytics and technology to help you make data-driven drug discovery and development decisions and streamline literature monitoring for pharmacovigilance. Our pharma & life sciences solutions — Reaxys, ScienceDirect , Scopus, Embase, QUOSA PV, PharmaPendium and Pathway Studio — are all backed by Elsevier's unique and deep expertise in data, science and technology.

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Answer a few questions to see which of our pharma & life sciences solutions can help you. From drug discovery to post-market, we offer solutions that can help you drive commercial success and manage risk.
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R&D Solutions for Drug Discovery & Development

Realize the potential of data-driven drug discovery and development with solutions that help you increase research efficiency and ensure a thriving R&D pipeline.

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R&D Solutions for Pharmacovigilance

Achieve pharmacovigilance with less pain with solutions that help you identify critical patient safety signals and automate the process of capturing and managing adverse drug reaction and safety information.
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Our customers

Thousands of researchers and other pharma R&D professionals working in drug discovery, development and pharmacovigilance rely on our solutions. We serve:

  • 47 of the top 50 biopharmaceutical companies named by PharmExec
  • 22 of the 25 world's largest pharmaceutical companies ranked by Forbes
  • All 10 of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies, as recognized at the 2016 JP Morgan Healthcare conference

Inside the real world of innovative Drug Discovery & Development

Inside the real world of innovative Drug Discovery & Development - R&D Solutions | Elsevier

Much of the pharma industry’s innovation happens in the labs of start-ups. Get an inside view into four of these labs and how they are advancing their research with powerful information tools like Reaxys, ScienceDirect and PharmaPendium.

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Holistically addressing drug development bottlenecks and attrition rates

Holistically addressing drug development bottlenecks and attrition rates - R&D Solutions | Elsevier

High-quality data and in silico tools have considerable potential to reduce bottlenecks and attrition rates across the drug development process, if applied innovatively.

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Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
May 23-25, 2017 Boston, MA

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Visit our booth (#161) and attend a talk at Bio-IT:

Tuesday, May 23 at 12:40 pm Luncheon Presentation I: Towards the Use of Bioassays as Predictors of Adverse Events in Clinical Trials
Matthew Clark, Ph.D., Consultant R&D Solutions, Elsevier

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Elsevier's R&D Solutions for Pharma & Life Sciences


Drive successful early drug discovery by providing chemists the shortest path to relevant literature, patent information, valid compound properties, and experimental procedures.

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Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry

Achieve more efficient hit identification and lead optimization by providing chemists the shortest path to normalized compound–target affinity data and comprehensive pharmacokinetic, efficacy, toxicity, safety and metabolic profiles.
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Uncover drug-disease relationships and drug-drug interactions by increasing the discovery of biomedical evidence and providing comprehensive relevant, up-to-date biomedical information.

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Make more informed drug development decisions on safety and efficacy, risk assessments and mitigation, and study designs by providing researchers with searchable FDA/EMA drug approval documents and comparative drug safety data.
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Promote efficiency and organizational compliance by centralizing the discovery of adverse event information and automating information monitoring and triage in a scalable environment.

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Pathway Studio

Streamline target and biomarker identification and drug repurposing by providing biological researchers with greater insight into the mechanisms of disease and facilitating the interpretation of experimental data.
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Professional Services

Drive innovative pharmaceutical research by resolving challenges with data quality and integration and making data easier for researchers to compare, analyze, interpret and share.

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Text Mining

Help pharmaceutical R&D professionals and other researchers get meaningful answers to complex pharmaceutical research questions through rapid retrieval of highly specified information from unstructured content.
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Help researchers understand the entire breadth of research surrounding a disease by helping them more effectively and efficiently search authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health content.

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Detect trends, find partnerships and identify experts to stay on the cutting edge of research through the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
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