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Thomson Scientific Welcomes Prous Science to the Group

Magazine article Information Today

Thomson Scientific Welcomes Prous Science to the Group

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The Thomson Corp. has added another key player to its portfolio. Prous Science, a Barcelona, Spain-based global information solutions firm specializing in drug discovery content, has now become part of the Pharmaceutical/Chemical business unit within Thomson Scientific.

"Prous Science has an outstanding reputation with a diverse portal in business and science," said Jon Brett-Harris, executive vice president of Pharma/ Chem Markets in Thomson Scientific. "Prous Science and its Integrity platform complement our portfolio by providing unparalleled drug discovery content and unique analytic functionality for chemists and biologists."


Prous Science, a Thomson company, joins the lineup of Thomson Scientific offerings, including Thomson Pharma, IDDB, Derwent World Patents Index, and Web of Science.

Prous Science has been a resource for knowledge-based drug discovery and development for scientists worldwide for nearly 50 years. Its Integrity portal, introduced in 2001, provides access to 265,000-plus compounds and about 100,000 patent family records.

The acquisition is a win-win situation for both companies. "We have an opportunity to accelerate our strategy and develop the product line," said Josep Prous Jr., executive vice president of Prous Science. Prous said he sees it as "a powerful value proposition for customers of both companies." Thomson Scientific brings expertise in intellectual property and competitive intelligence to the table, and Prous Science brings its strong background in the life sciences. …

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