Formulus Pre-Release

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Welcome to Formulus™, the world's first solution built specifically for formulations work

We are glad you are here! A few things you should know:

  • You can view an introductory video and product updates below.
  • We appreciate you getting to know the solution.  If at any time you have a question, comment, suggestion, or problem, you can reach us at
  • The product currently contains about 3.06 million formulation records from about 200,000 patent and journal documents. This content base is primarily agrochemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics. Like the features of the product, the content base will continue to grow and mature over time.

We hope you enjoy exploring the solution and seeing it evolve with us!  We look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback.


The CAS FormulusTeam

Introduction to Formulus

Release Notes

Following is a summary of features/changes that have been deployed in the product:

December 20, 2017

  • The Back button in the browser is supported (Chrome, Firefox, IE10, IE11, Safari and Edge) - allowing navigation to previously viewed Formulus pages.
  • Sort order within the patent family display on the Document Detail page emphasizes earliest prior art

December 15, 2017

  • Patent family member display is available on the Document Detail page.

December 1, 2017

  • Updated interface to enhance navigation through the system

October 19, 2017

  • Structure lookup utility is available to find substance suggestions. Draw structures or substructures. Use structure templates or import .cxf or .mol files to get started.

September 26, 2017

  • Wildcard can now be used with only three characters in most fields (Substance field requires five characters for chemical names)
  • Content is now updated weekly

September 22, 2017

  • Enhanced structure image display for single atom fragments and multi-component substances
  • Additions to database content

September 12, 2017

  • View structure images for substances that include a CAS Registry Number (just click the Registry Number)
  • Help content available for all pages

August 22, 2017

  • PDFs for patents now available from the Document Detail and Formulation Detail pages
  • Help content drafted for the Search Criteria page – link in top navigation
  • Search button at top and bottom of Search Criteria page for convenience

August 18, 2017

  • Export to CSV available on the Results Summary page – up to 50,000 biblio results

August 9, 2017

  • Additions to database content – you may have new entries in your results
  • Enhanced display/behavior when viewing component detail on the Formulation Detail page

July 31, 2017

  • An asterisk “ * ” is supported as a wildcard at end of search terms (NOTE: wildcard not supported as part of Document ID or CAS Registry Number)
  • The Purpose, Target, Final Physical Form, and Application Technique fields accept the value “not reported” as a way to include search results where the author did not specify a value or description
  • A “back to top” auto-scrolling button appears on longer webpages to jump to the top of the page

July 20, 2017 

  • Search by Company/Assignee
  • Search by Document ID using Patent Number, DOI or CAN
  • Ability to cancel edits to your query and go back to your results
  • General tips for increasing or decreasing the number of results displayed on results page

July 7, 2017

  • Filtering by Publication Year is available on the Results Summary page

June 29, 2017

  • Filtering by Document Type is available on the Results Summary page

June 20, 2017

  • Patent Number (or Application Number) part of the bibliography
  • Search History page available to display up to 90 days of queries
  • Ability to re-run search from Search History (and then edit criteria as desired)

June 13, 2017

  • Document detail page contains complete list of formulations per document (in relevance order)
  • Language displayed in each document bibliography
  • Journal name part of the bibliography

June 2, 2017

  • Our official product name is now Formulus™
  • We’ve increased the production database to 2.49 million formulation records
  • Synonym support as well as results highlighting has been enhanced in the Purpose, Application Technique, Function and Substance fields
  • Updates to our infrastructure allow us to accommodate additional users

May 19, 2017

  • Experimental Results displayed on the Formulation Detail page when content available
  • Effective Amount displayed on the Formulation Detail page when content available
  • Searching by synonyms now supported for Final Physical Form and Application Technique

May 12, 2017

  • Highlighting and priority sort order of search terms in results page (formulation preview table) and formulation detail page
  • Ratio data is now supported for components seen on the formulation detail page
  • Chemical name synonyms leveraged in substance input field when creating queries
  • More controlled vocabulary filling in formulation component descriptors

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