Access Innovations: Adding Patent No. 19

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Access Innovations, Inc. recently added another U.S. patent to its portfolio, bringing its overall total to 19. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the patent for the company's MAIChem technology, one of Access Innovations' automatic indexing solutions and a part of the Data Harmony suite.

Designed for research-based organizations and departments, MAIChem is a software program that implements MAI (machine-aided indexer) taxonomy to manage chemical research by finding, indexing, and storing relevant documents.

"No other tool provides the same intelligent, automated support to information professionals in the field of chemistry or access to the proprietary MAIChem database," says Marjorie M.K. Hlava, president of Access Innovations, who notes that MAIChem is tailored for researchers and information managers in agricultural, chemical, geological, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and related fields, as well as in academia and government agencies.

In a multiphasal approach, MAIChem seeks out queried chemical names that appear in electronic data collections, such as those of patent documents, in-house technical reports, and professional journals. …