CAS and AstraZeneca Agree to Five-Year SciFinder® Contract

          CAS and AstraZeneca Agree to Five-Year SciFinder® Contract

  PR Newswire

  COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2014

-- Agreement with Biopharmaceutical Leader is Indicative of the Longstanding
Value of CAS Products

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Chemical Abstracts Service
(CAS), the world's authority for chemical information, announced today a
landmark five-year agreement for SciFinder ^® , the choice for chemistry
research, with AstraZeneca, a leading biopharmaceutical company specializing
in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription
medicines. The long-term agreement guarantees AstraZeneca researchers access
to the most accurate, comprehensive and current research, available only in

"SciFinder has played an important role in our research into the development
of innovative, life-saving medicines," said Steve Rees, VP, Screening Sciences
and Sample Management at AstraZeneca. "This partnership will support our
worldwide R&D teams with the tools and knowledge they need to advance
discoveries that will ultimately make a difference in the lives of patients
across the globe."

An early adopter of Enterprise-Wide Pricing, AstraZeneca has relied on
SciFinder to meet the needs of its researchers for nearly a decade, and this
five-year agreement is a first for SciFinder within the pharmaceutical
industry. It signifies the confidence customers have in CAS as a high-quality
information partner providing reliable access to the most up-to-date research
in the chemical industry and beyond.

"The trust that AstraZeneca shows in SciFinder by entering into this agreement
exemplifies that our content spans a multitude of scientific disciplines while
maintaining the highest levels of excellence," commented Chris McCue, vice
president of marketing at CAS. "Such a long-term contract sends a clear
message that SciFinder is a product the biopharmaceutical industry considers
essential for its research needs."

About CAS Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American
Chemical Society, is the world's authority for chemical information. CAS is
the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect and
organize all publicly disclosed substance information. A team of scientists
worldwide curates and controls the quality of our databases, which are
recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative by chemical and
pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations and patent
offices around the world. By combining these databases with advanced search
and analysis technologies ( SciFinder® and STN® ), CAS delivers the most
current, complete, secure and interlinked digital information environment for
scientific discovery.

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