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CambridgeSoft and Reel Two introduce CambridgeSoft Patent Database, a new patent chemistry database

Portal makes it easy to find and extract structures in patent data

Sep 9, 2006

Cambridge, MA and San Francisco, CA

Researchers, chemists and patent analysts will now be able to easily search full text patents for chemical structures using CambridgeSoft's powerful search and analysis tools. The new CambridgeSoft Patent Database portal, co-developed by CambridgeSoft and Reel Two, will give users access to all the chemical compounds named in a patent, and enable them to search by structure, keyword or chemical name.

"Our customers have been asking for a patent resource that would allow them to access full-text using CambridgeSoft's industry-leading desktop and enterprise software utilizing substructure and similarity search," said Michael G. Tomasic, Chairman and CEO of CambridgeSoft. "The CambridgeSoft Patent Database will deliver this important data using tools and interface that are familiar to the large CambridgeSoft user community and are typical of our other database offerings."

CambridgeSoft Patent Database is based on Reel Two's SureChem patent chemistry database. Using proprietary entity extraction technology, Reel Two has indexed all the chemical names occurring in the full text of patents and then converted those names into chemical structures. This provides users with unprecedented coverage of chemicals referenced in patent text.

CambridgeSoft Patent Database will initially provide access to US granted patents and applications. European and WO patent and application data will be added in coming months.

About Reel Two

Reel Two develops and markets advanced search and analysis software, including hosted and onsite applications for chemistry and biology research as well as text mining tools that address problems across a wide range of industries. The company also offers software development services, drawing on a team of developers with extensive experience in data and text mining, machine learning, and development of enterprise and hosted data portals. Reel Two is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has development offices in Hamilton, New Zealand. For information about Reel Two products and services, please visit www.reeltwo.com, or call 415-775-7630

About CambridgeSoft

CambridgeSoft develops and markets life science enterprise solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical companies and academic research organizations. Software products include enterprise, workgroup and desktop, versions of Chem & Bio Office, including Chem & Bio Draw, with knowledge management, chemical and biological informatics, and scientific database solutions. Web sites include ChemFinder.Com and ChemBioNews.Com for indexed database content and news, and SciStore.Com for e-commerce. For information about CambridgeSoft products, services, and resellers worldwide, please visit www.cambridgesoft.com, or call 1 617 588-9300 in America, in Europe call 00 800 875 20000, or in Japan call 0120-146-700.