A collection of feature articles, case studies, and whitepapers from CAS. News and trends spanning scientific research and information technology.

A collection of feature articles, case studies, and whitepapers from CAS. News and trends spanning scientific research and information technology.

Resources Index


CAS Future Leaders: On the trail toward scientific leadership

Celebrating its 10th year, the CAS Future Leaders program awards early-career scientists with essential scientific, business and leadership training and a trip to the ACS National Meeting & Exposition. This year, 29 participants from 16 countries took part in programming related to five leadership themes (Storytelling, Insights, Strategies, Perspectives and Impacts), all designed to help them advance their careers and make meaningful impacts in science.


Global fluency fuels scientific innovation

Scientific innovation is a global pursuit that shares a common goal to solve our world’s most challenging problems, with discoveries made on one continent today catalyzing the next innovation breakthrough on another tomorrow. Nowhere is this reality more clearly embodied than in CAS’s content collection that encompasses published scientific discoveries from nearly every country published in more than 50 languages over the last 150+ years.


Accelerating progress in pharmaceutical R&D: The power of interdisciplinary knowledge

With pharmaceutical companies facing rising pressure to expand their pipelines and accelerate their discovery cycle, forward-thinking organizations are recognizing the vast potential of working across disciplines to drive innovation. Indeed, many of the most promising developments, such as novel drug delivery mechanisms and new therapeutic classes, are now focused at the intersections of scientific fields historically seen as disparate.


Mind the gap: Are gaps in your IP strategy putting your innovation roadmap at risk?

Intellectual property (IP) is the lifeblood of commercial R&D, with these assets supporting potential acquisitions, safeguarding revenue streams, and driving future growth. However, keeping on top of IP planning, monitoring, and management can be challenging. Without the right processes and tools, gaps in your IP strategy can put your business plans and innovation roadmap at risk.


Five Overlooked IP Gaps That Can Derail Your Innovation Strategy

Download this CAS whitepaper and learn five often overlooked IP gaps that can hinder innovation strategy.


Brazil 4.0: Policy and technology driving a new innovation era

At the 8th Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit in São Paulo, Brazil in early June, I had the pleasure of moderating the CAS hosted Innovation Summit which brought together over 100 industry leaders from across commercial, academic and government organizations. We discussed the state of innovation in Brazil today and what approaches and investments will most effectively accelerate progress for the future.


Faculty and librarian collaboration: The key to success in a time of change

Academic research is at the heart of innovation. However, recent shifts in funding and increasing job demands threaten to impair academic discovery, and potentially, the entire academic ecosystem. What’s the solution to these threats? Collaboration—between faculty and librarians—to deliver tools that help researchers thrive amid change.

Press Releases

CAS Drives Increase in R&D Productivity with Launch of Breakthrough Retrosynthesis Planner in SciFinder-n

CAS drives Increase in R&D productivity with launch of breakthrough Retrosynthesis Planner in SciFinder-n. This
unites advanced technology with CAS’s unmatched collection of chemical reaction data to increase efficiency of chemical synthesis planning.


Synthetic chemistry and the hunt for the perfect pie

I recently set out to drive from Columbus, OH, to Minneapolis, MN for some family festivities. Along the way, I wanted to work in a nice stop for lunch, specifically, a small town, family-run restaurant with a unique feel and, of course, great pie. In these scenarios, modern technology is incredible. It provides unprecedented access to relevant information that can help with this task in real-time. I scanned through Waze, Yelp, TripAdvisor®, and Google search results, which yielded an overwhelming amount of information to help me choose. And choose I did: A little spot in Illinois. But as I dug deeper into my research and my meal, I discovered that the absolute best spot, the place with the most coveted apple pie in Illinois, a bona fide national treasure, was right across the street. I wondered: Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a tool that cut through the deluge of information and just said, “This is exactly what you’re looking for.”