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Stuttgart and Munich, Germany - June 2007

Pharmaceutical Substances 3.0 Launches With New Anti-Cancer and Anti-Diabetes Monographs

Stuttgart, Germany - June, 2007 - Thieme Publishing Group is pleased to announce the release of Pharmaceutical Substances 3.0, now available via Thieme-connect (www.thieme-connect.com). The current version contains new entries on anti-cancer and anti-diabetes drugs recently approved by the FDA.

Numerous changes made to the data source consist of the addition of new monographs, the inclusion of new software features, as well as a major overhaul of the interface. Version 3.0 contains 16 new entries including two newly approved anti-cancer and eight newly approved anti-diabetes drugs. Sixty-eight existing entries have been updated as well.

The inclusion of InfoChem’s Fast Search Engine (ICFSE) in the online resource provides a significant boost to the performance of structure queries and allows more advanced searches. The new auto expand function dynamically indicates search results and displays the number of hits while a person is typing. This tool enables a user to simply click on a term in order to transfer it to the search field.

Dr. Krimmer, Director Institutional Marketing, who manages the Pharmaceutical Substances project at Thieme states, "With our new auto expand function users are able to preview their search result even before a search is actually performed, allowing for precise and highly efficient information retrieval. This new feature considerably enhances the usability of Pharmaceutical Substances Version 3.0 and underscores its role as the primary resource for researchers in industry and academic institutions involved in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical substances."

Pharmaceutical Substances is a complete reference guide to every pharmaceutical compound of significance. It provides a compendium of over 2400 active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) of interest to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Pharmaceutical Substances is an invaluable resource for anybody involved in the design, synthesis, development, and evaluation of drugs.

About InfoChem
InfoChem GmbH (www.infochem.de), based in Munich, Germany, is a market leader in structure and reaction handling and retrieval. Founded in 1989, InfoChem focuses on the production and marketing of new chemical information products, including structural and reaction databases, and the development of software tools required for these applications. The main software tools provided are the InfoChem Fast Search Engine (ICFSE), the InfoChem Chemistry Cartridge for Oracle (ICCARTRIDGE), the reaction center identification (ICMAP) and the widely used InfoChem reaction classification algorithm CLASSIFY. In addition, InfoChem distributes one of the largest structural and reaction files worldwide, currently containing 4.5 million organic and organometallic compounds and facts and 4 million reactions covering the chemical literature published since 1974 (SPRESI). InfoChem's customers are large chemical and pharmaceutical companies as well as small high-potential start-ups worldwide. Springer-Verlag (Heidelberg) has held a majority interest in InfoChem since 1991. Since September 2003, Springer has belonged to the investment group Cinven and Candover.

About Thieme
Thieme Publishing Group, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is a privately held, medical and scientific publishing company. Thieme employs 900 people and maintains offices in 7 cities, including New York, Beijing, Delhi and Stuttgart. For 120 years, Thieme's high-quality books and journals have been a vital resource for scientists, physicians, researchers and academics. Thieme publishes 130 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. All scientific and an increasing number of medical publications are also available online. Please visit www.thieme.com for more information.


Dr. Thomas Krimmer
Director Institutional Marketing
Thieme Publishing Group
Rüdigerstrasse 14
70469 Stuttgart
Tel. +49(0) 711 8931772
E-Mail: thomas.krimmer@thieme.de

Dr. Valentina Eigner Pitto
Marketing & Sales
InfoChem GmbH
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