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Friday, May 09, 2008

New OA life sciences search engine

Gino D'Oca, New, free-to-access life sciences search engine, Chemistry Central Blog, May 7, 2008.

A new, free-to-access life sciences search engine has been recently made available to the general public. NextBio allows users to search over 10,000 public experimental results, 1.2 billion data points, and 16 million PubMed literature abstracts, making "massive amounts of disparate biological, clinical and chemical data from public and proprietary sources searchable, regardless of data type and origin....".

The search engine's framework, which connects heterogeneous data and textual information, was previously only provided in an "enterprise version" for life science R&D and drug development... The "enterprise accounts" differ from the free version in that they include "added data integration services, security and support". ...