The STN partners, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) in the U.S. and FIZ Karlsruhe in Germany have announced that a completely new STN will be phased into the market beginning in 2012.
The new platform will bring improved efficiency and usability at the expert level.
Powerful new elements will include: Project-oriented workflow; Combined text and structure queries; Simultaneous query and results interaction; Real-time analysis of results; and Virtually no system limits.
“While New STN will offer a wide range of advancements, it will also retain the unique values of STN that are trusted by patent search professionals today, including the STN command line, search precision, and high-quality content,” said Sabine Brünger-Weilandt, President and CEO of FIZ Karlsruhe.
“Our focus on patent professionals also encompasses the STN commitment to a secure and confidential research environment, as well as training and support by our scientists, which will be hallmarks of the new system,” said Robert J. Massie, President of CAS.