STN News - May/June 2016




Now Available! Highly Anticipated New STN® Enhancements,
Including Export to Excel®, Increase Efficiency and Workflow Integration

The latest new STN release includes enhancements that increase efficiency and enable deeper IP workflow integration. You can now export CAplusSM and DWPISM answers to Excel, facilitating the extraction of key information from new STN search results. Read more about new STN enhancements here.

new_stn_backgroundConference Overview: PIUG 2016 Annual Meeting
The PIUG 2016 Annual Conference was held May 21-26, 2016 in Vancouver, Washington, attracting nearly 200 delegates from around the world. The theme of this year's conference was "Patent Information: Our Continuing Quest for Quality." As one of the leading sponsors of the conference, STN representatives gave a number of presentations highlighting exciting developments in both classic and new STN during the plenary session and at the STN Patent Forum.

PatentPakTM in STN, was highlighted at the STN booth. PatentPak radically reduces the time spent acquiring and searching through full-text patents to find the vital chemistry within them. Booth visitors were invited to participate in a contest in which they were asked to locate patent information in a paper copy of a patent, and then to see how much more quickly the same task could be completed using PatentPak. Read more about the PIUG annual meeting.

patent_picksA Look at Recent Patenting Activity in Mosquito Control

More than one million people each year die from mosquito-borne illnesses such as malaria, dengue virus and West Nile virus. And earlier this year, a dramatic increase in birth defects in Brazil was linked to the Zika virus, another mosquito-transmitted disease. Suppressing and controlling the spread of mosquito populations remains a major health challenge for nations in tropical and subtropical regions. Researchers and companies are working worldwide to develop new agents that are safe, effective and affordable to protect people from mosquitoes. Read more about mosquito control here.

STNlogoTechniques for Searching Multi-fragment Queries in New and Classic STN

Structure search queries sometimes include multiple required fragments, but you may not know exactly how the parts go together. How do you approach these types of searches? Learn more about searching for multiple substructures in CAS REGISTRYSM in STN to address this challenge.


May 2016 Update to Emtree in STN Provides Expanded Terminology for Biomedical and Pharmacological Searchers

The May 2016 version of Emtree is now available in EmbaseTM and Embase Alert on classic and new STN! The Emtree thesaurus provides access to the terminology of pharmacology, biomedicine and medical devices, and can be used for designing comprehensive yet precise searches. Read more about the Emtree update.


I just did a structure search and retrieved a large answer set. Is there any way to limit my result to only those substances that are considered polymers?

A: Yes, you can use Class Identifiers to limit your results to certain classes of substances. In this case, you would use PMS/CI.  

For more information on definitions of the various Class Identifiers, please click here


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July 21, 2016
9:00 a.m. EDT 
Patent Searching in New STN

July 26, 2016
1:00 p.m. EDT
Orientation to New STN - Bibliographic Searching

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July 4-6, 2016
Sydney, Australia
Energy Future Conference and Exhibitions 2016

July 12-14, 2016
San Francisco, CA

August 13-19, 2016
Columbus, OH
IFLA 82nd World Library and Information Congress 

August 21-25, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition