WuXi AppTec’s chemistry ecommerce platform LabNetwork collaborates with Elsevier


China-based WuXi AppTec’s global chemistry ecommerce platform company LabNetwork has entered an new partnership with scientific, technical and medical information products and services provider, Elsevier. 

Intended to provide a seamless experience from chemistry research to purchase, the new collaboration aims to simplify and speed-up purchasing decisions for companies and researchers. 

Under the deal, users of Elsevier’s premier chemistry database Reaxys can directly access LabNetwork’s nearly four million commercially available discovery and research compounds that are sourced from more than 2,000 suppliers worldwide.

Elsevier Chemistry Solutions Senior Director Dr Thibault Géoui said: “We are always looking for ways to support our customers to become more efficient and successful in their research. 

“This integration with LabNetwork streamlines a process that thousands of researchers undertake many times a day.

"Speeding up these activities helps companies’ commercialise their own compounds faster."

“Speeding up these activities helps companies’ commercialise their own compounds faster, meaning that customers in rapidly developing markets, such as China, will benefit in particular.

“Not only because they will have peace of mind about the quality of the product they are investing in, but by boosting exports as well as improving in-country R&D.” 

The integration will also allow chemical companies and researchers to access both LabNetwork product availability and price information. 

In addition, researchers can save time by comparing the cost of buying a compound versus developing it internally, enabling them to accelerate research and better allocate budget resources. 

Reaxys contains 105 million organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds, 41 million chemical reactions, 500 million published experimental facts, 16,000 chemistry related periodicals, and six indexing sources for a cross-disciplinary view of chemistry.