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SciFinder Receives R&D 100 Award

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SciFinder Receives R&D 100 Award

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SciFinder, a desktop research tool from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), has been named one of the 100 most technologically significant new products and processes of the year by R&D magazine.

"Our key criterion in selecting the R&D 100 winners is technological significance," said Tim Studt, editor of R&D magazine and program co-chairman. "We selected SciFinder because it significantly changes the way researchers access scientific information. The product's easy-to-use graphical interface coupled with CAS's extensive databases make SciFinder a simple, elegant solution to the scientist's challenge of keeping up with the growing volume of scientific information."

All R&D 100 winners were featured in the September issue of R&D magazine. Other companies that received R&D 100 awards include Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Owens Corning, Phillips Petroleum, and several national laboratories and universities.

"We are honored to accept this prestigious award," said Robert J. Massie, director of CAS. "Thousands of scientists, in ever-growing numbers, have installed SciFinder on their desktops for rapid access to critical research information. We are proud that this revolutionary research tool has been recognized among such a broad spectrum of technological advances."

Rudolph Potenzone, CAS's director of new product development, said, "We knew that SciFinder would change the way scientists conduct research. …

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