STN_compass2Latest Release of New STN® Enhances Search Functionality, Workflow and Efficiency

CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe continue to enhance new STN with content and capabilities that enable searchers to increasingly turn to the new platform for their IP search needs. Highlights of the December 2015 release of new STN are discussed here.

patentpicks_logo1Creating Tables from New STN Results using BizInt SmartCharts and Reference Rows

A collaboration recently announced between CAS and BizInt Solutions, Inc. empowers search professionals using new STN to seamlessly transition from precision searching to customized reporting and analysis. A new .BPD export format for new STN search results specifically enables their processing with BizInt Smart Charts, including records from:

  • CAplusSM
  • Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM)
  • Non-patent literature databases, including MEDLINE®, EmbaseTM, BIOSIS® and COMPENDEX
  • Full-text patent databases, including USPATALL, PCTFULL and EPFULL

BizInt Smart Charts for Patents is Windows-based software which helps you create, customize and distribute tabular reports integrating patent data from different databases. With the release of BizInt Smart Charts for Patents 4 earlier this year, it is now possible to create customized tables of new STN search results with this popular software package. The tables can be the final product of a search project or supplements to a search transcript.

How do you create a table of new STN search results using BizInt Smart Charts? Read more.

patentpicks_logo1A Look at Recent Patenting Activity in Scleroderma Treatments

Limited scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by hardening of the hand's skin and vasculature. The disease is rare - only about 77,000 Americans have it - and it afflicts women three times as often as is does men. The exact cause of these painful cutaneous manifestations is not known, but viruses and oxidative stress are possible suspects. The disease first presents itself as a dysfunction in the lining of the hand's blood vessels resulting in inflammation, collagen deposition, and impairment in the ability to create new blood vessels. There is no cure for scleroderma, only treatments to relieve symptoms, such as pain from ulceration and stiffness due to vasoconstriction. Here, three advances are highlighted in scleroderma treatment. Read more.


Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) Launched on New STN  

The Derwent Markush Resource (DWPIM) from Thomson Reuters has now joined MARPAT® from CAS on new STN. This makes new STN the first platform to offer unified Markush searching, with the world's most comprehensive coverage of generic structures disclosed in patents. To learn more about DWPIM, click here.

Updated 2016 MeSH Thesaurus Added to STN 

The 2016 version of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) controlled term thesaurus is now available on classic and new STN. MeSH, produced by the National Library of Medicine and updated annually, is a valuable, up-to-date source of terminology for medical and biomedical searching that can be used to enhance the precision and completeness of STN search queries. Read more.

STN Express®, Version 8.6, Coming Soon!

Look for the new version of STN Express launching in early 2016! The new version will allow you to fully benefit from PatentPakTM on STN, scheduled to become available soon via STN Express and STN® on the WebSM. Upgrading to Version 8.6 is free for STN customers from the License and Download STN Software website.


: What is the meaning of "7137q" in the Chemical AbstractsTM (CA) print reference: Chem Abstr., 79, 7137q (1973)? Read more.

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