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UL’s scientists get answers with Reaxys

Categories: research
When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 14:45

Research at UL addresses areas of importance to Irish society and has significant impact on sectors that are vital to the Irish economy, such as pharmaceuticals, med-tech, software, food communications and energy.

Although it is quite a new industry here, Ireland is now the largest net exporter of pharmaceuticals in the EU.  There are 25,000 people directly employed and an additional 25,000 provide support services to the sector. The Irish pharmaceutical sector is highly advanced incorporating the latest technology, state of the art equipment and strict quality control procedures. 

Students preparing for careers in the pharmaceutical industry and researchers engaging in joint research projects with these international companies are trained in the use of research resources at UL.

One of the most comprehensive and cutting-edge research resources provided through the Glucksman Library at UL is the Reaxys database. Reaxys retrieves literature, compound properties and chemical reaction data faster than any other resource available. Reaxys incorporates a vast array of supports for the full range of chemistry research, including pharmaceutical development, environmental health and safety work, and materials science. Whether you are a new researcher in the area or involved in a PhD or post-doctoral studies, Reaxys puts every scientist on the shortest path to answers. Its many research solutions and strengths encompass the:

Discovery of chemical structures, properties and reactions

The sourcing of relevant literature and patents with ease

The construction of detailed research queries with streamlined, intuitive interfaces

The assessment of compound synthesis and purchase options

Data and research exchange within and beyond an organization or institution

The comparison of in-house and published experimental data. 

Try Reaxys today https://www.reaxys.com/reaxys/secured/search.do

The Faculty Librarian for Science at the University of Limerick is Micheál O hAodha and researchers are invited to contact Micheál to find out more about Reaxys and other science databases at the Glucksman Library.