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Value-Added Indexing Improves Access to World Traditional Medicine Patents in CAplus

23. December 2010

Now you can locate answers to your research questions more quickly and easily when you search the archive of 50,000 unique World Traditional Medicine (WTM) patents offered by CAplus. Newly added index terms, including CAS Registry Numbers and roles, provide many additional points of access that you can use to rapidly zero in on the information you need.
The CAplus WTM patent collection is a body of novel scientific literature especially intriguing to pharmaceutical and consumer products industries worldwide. See article entitled 50,000 World Traditional Medicine (WTM) patents now available in CAplus published in the March-April 2010 Archive of STN Database News at
Previously, the only indexing available for these WTM patents consisted of keyword terms in the ST (Supplementary Terms) field. The ST field typically contains the Latin names of plants and animals used in creating the reparations and remedies documented in these patents.
The recent addition of this enhanced indexing gives you many more avenues to follow when exploring the unusual content of the WTM patent collection.
To identify WTM patents enhanced with value-added indexing, look for the terms “nosection" and/or "nonindexed" in the custom display field File Segment (FS).

To see an example of a WTM patent with enhanced indexing, visit