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CAS and Influential Research Leaders in Japan Share Common Business Challenges in Driving Economic Development through Scientific Research

October  28th,   2015

2015 Solution Summit, a CAS Event: Business Transformation Fuels Innovation

Tokyo, Japan (October 28, 2015) – Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the world’s authority for chemical information, hosted Solutions Summit, a CAS event, on October 27 in Tokyo. This interactive gathering of industry leaders featured influential speakers in Japan, as well as insights from CAS leadership, with discussions on information trends, innovation experiences and how to remain competitive in the ever-evolving chemistry and related-science marketplace.

CAS president, Manuel Guzman, and Dr. Matthew Toussant, CAS senior vice president of Product and Content Operations, were joined by prestigious innovators from Japan, including Mr. Takeshi Natsuno, founder of i-Mode Mobile Internet Service and Guest Professor at Keio University, as well as Mr. Takuya Kakuta, Senior Managing Associate Executive Officer and Head of Intellectual Property for Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., to engage with leaders of prestigious Japanese organizations in stimulating discussions on the competitive impacts of scientific discoveries and intellectual property protection. 

CAS is also honored to introduce the new ACS International, Ltd. (ACSI) office in Japan under the leadership of a new Japan country manager, Dr. Chiharu Isobe. ACSI representatives around the world market and support products from ACS.  Initially, Dr. Isobe represents CAS solutions, with continuing support from JAICI.

The newly added staff in the ACSI Tokyo office is initially focused on servicing CAS products and customer needs. Expanded support of activities within the broader Society, including ACS Publications and Membership, may follow.

“CAS supports the ACS vision of improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry,” said Mr. Guzman. “Building on a successful scientific publishing heritage, CAS is now developing new workflow solutions that will further improve efficiencies for scientists and patent professionals worldwide. Whether making research from Japan discoverable to the world, or delivering innovations that further development for commercial, academic and government organizations, CAS remains steadfast in its commitment to help scientists in Japan advance and protect their research.”

Global experts agree that research & development (R&D) is vitally important to economic development, and it is imperative that researchers have access to high-quality, well organized information to quickly and confidently advance scientific discovery.  As Mr. Kakuta shared, R&D and intellectual property protection must be considered in tandem to protect advancements in order for organizations to flourish.  Mr. Natsuno further spoke about the significance of innovation in today’s competitive business environments, particularly noting that innovations in technology are imperative to drive business transformation. 

Dr. Toussant, through complex analysis of the CAS content collection, shared insights on scientific discoveries, trends in disclosed research and intellectual property developments in Japan. Dr. Toussant further revealed innovative solutions CAS is developing, leveraging this rich collection and the latest technologies.

CAS is extending its innovation pipeline by introducing new solutions, including PatentPakTM and NCITM Global. PatentPak, available in SciFinder and coming soon to STN, helps researchers locate relevant chemistry in patents in half the time.  NCI Global provides the most accurate, up-to-date information available for chemical compliance needs. It is also worth noting that in the coming months, CAS has plans to expand into new scientific disciplines with robust workflow solutions and to enhance its global customer support. 

CAS has been proud to partner with scientists in Japan throughout its one hundred plus year history and will continue to expand its services and to develop collaborative relationships with Dr. Isobe’s leadership to assist innovators, scientists and IP professionals in Japan for years to come.

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