Friday, November 23, 2007
"R&D Chemicals is a common and freely accessible chemicals catalog and directory of suppliers of products and services for research and development over the internet. One of the biggest problems of traditional search engines like Google, Yahoo, AltaVista is that simple keyword-based queries often return vast amount of irrelevant information. Most of scientists' time is inefficiently used in sieving of irrelevant information from the search engines. Also traditional search engines cannot search chemical compounds by structure and substructure. In this context, R&D Chemicals, a web site designed for the specific requirements of researchers and scientists, was created. The goal of this project is to create a common and freely accessible database of chemicals and directory of companies providing products and services that support drug discovery in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry"