LONDON and PHILADELPHIA, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the addition of Prous Science routes of synthesis (ROS) data to the Newport Horizon Premium and Newport Vision Premium solutions. An ROS focused search allows users to identify active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) according to an intermediate or reagent used, number of available routes or by patents referenced in a given route. Provided free of charge to current subscribers of the Premium systems, this new dataset, which provides an exciting compliment to the kilogram demand data released in March, enhances product targeting, business development and competitive intelligence by helping users to understand better the chemistry and manufacture of APIs.
The true or original manufacturing process used for a particular API is usually well protected by patents, making it challenging to devise equivalent, cheaper or more efficient processes without infringing on the originator's intellectual property. The new dataset will help to remedy this by providing extensive information for more than 2,500 APIs, consisting of:
"Understanding the 'recipe' of how a particular active ingredient is made -- or could be made -- is of vital importance to API manufacturers, generic companies and innovators," said Mike Chace-Ortiz, Senior Director, Product Strategy, Thomson Reuters. "By providing access to this important data, Newport Horizon Premium and Newport Vision Premium now allow our customers to gauge which patents are involved, what raw materials are needed, the cost and complexity of the process and whether specialized equipment or facilities must be bought or constructed."
For further information on Thomson Reuters API Intelligence solutions, visit: http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/newport/
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