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New on STN

March 2014

The latest release of the new STN platform, provides enhanced features and content that enable searchers to work more proficiently

February 2014

Access INFULL and DEFULL databases with STN Viewer

January 2014

DWPI: Latest Manual Code Revision goes live

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PATINFO 2014- 36. Kolloquium der Technischen Universität Ilmenau über Patentinformation, Ilmenau, 04.-06. Jun

ICIC 2014, Heidelberg, 12.-14. Oct

STN User Meetings

Frankfurt, 06.05.2014
München, 13.05.2014
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Databases on STN International

Your connection to sci-tech and patent information

For 25 years, STN® has provided global access to an integrated network of the most important and comprehensive sci-tech and patent databases from the world’s most respected producers. With STN, you can find precisely what you need to answer business-critical questions, whether it’s the answer to a broad research question or information about a single molecule. Use STN to:

  • Investigate new research opportunities
  • Assess patentability and freedom-to-operate
  • Track competitive intelligence
  • Search for chemical substance and biosequence information
  • Support strategic business planning

Wide subject coverage

STN provides access to the optimal versions of CAS-produced databases, including CAplusSM and CAS REGISTRYSM, in terms of content, timeliness, and updating. As a tightly integrated system, STN ties together published research, journal literature, patents, structures, stereochemistry, trade names, physical properties, sequences, and other data. With STN, you can find information on a wide range of disciplines within natural, social, and applied sciences and mathematics, including:

  • Bioscience
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Energy and Environment
  • Engineering
  • Health and Safety
  • Materials Science
  • Medicine
  • Nanotechnology
  • Patents
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • and more

A world of patent information - STN's unparalleled offer

STN integrates the world’s largest and most important value-add and first level patent databases on one platform. Patent databases on STN are key information resources for determining patentability, state of the art, infringement, and the legal status of the patents. And: Only on STN you can search patent information from Thomson Reuters, Chemical Abstracts Service, and the European Patent Office’s worldwide Patent Information Resource in one place: Derwent WPI, CAplus, and INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB.

In addition to these key databases, STN also provides full-text patent databases from the European Patent Office (EPFULL), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPATFULL), the World Intellectual Property Organization (PCTFULL), and more.

Unsurpassed substance searching

With REGISTRY, STN provides the world’s most authoritative collection of disclosed substance information, principally from patents and journals, but also from other reliable sources such as chemical catalogs, substance inventories, and collections on the web. In addition, STN provides access to other key substance databases, including CASREACT®, GENESEQ™ (DGENE), USGENE®, MARPAT®, and the Derwent Chemistry Resource of the Derwent World Patents Index® – making STN the most comprehensive source for substance information.

To support substance content, STN also provides the most robust substance searching capabilities available, including structure, property, sequence, and chemical name searching. When you find your substance of interest, STN also allows you to easily locate related references in the literature.