Dow and CAS Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate R&D Capabilities and Efficiency
Midland, Michigan, and Columbus, Ohio – October 24, 2022 – Dow (NYSE: DOW), the world’s leading materials science company, and CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, have established a strategic collaboration focused on digital capabilities that accelerate research and development and identify new opportunities within key growth areas around the world.
Dow and CAS have been longtime collaborators with a shared vision to facilitate innovation and discovery. Their latest collaboration leverages a tailored CAS Custom Services solution designed on a foundation of specialized CAS technologies, data science, and the CAS Content Collection™ to empower efficiencies in Dow’s research processes that improves efficiency and productivity.
In the initial phase of a planned multi-phased approach, CAS has developed a search and retrieval platform with customized scientific information filtering that accelerates the identification of new materials. The new solution from CAS replaces a highly labor intensive, manual process. When fully adopted, researchers can execute the process in a matter of hours when before it would’ve been a weeks long process. This enables Dow to identify the best material to solve specific challenges from a database of hundreds of millions of potential options.
“We are committed to improving systems and processes that advance scientific progress and enhance the efficiency for our workforce,” said David Parrillo, vice president of Research and Development for Dow. “As Dow celebrates its 125th year with the theme of ‘Seek Together,’ the timing is optimal for us to strengthen our collaboration with CAS, which has been a trusted collaborator for scientific information solutions for many decades.”
“As a longstanding member of the CAS Ionic Affinity™ Program, we value the collaborative relationship we have built with Dow,” said Manuel Guzman, president, CAS. “Our focus on custom services tailored to unique challenges demonstrates our commitment to our customers’ success. As a result, we will provide a solution that will have a tremendously positive impact on Dow’s ability to innovate more efficiently. We are honored that Dow continues to trust CAS and our solutions to support their innovation.”
The CAS Content Collection covers scientific advances over the last 150 years in over 50 languages from journal and patent publications. It includes references, chemical substances, proteins, reactions, physical and chemical properties, formulations, bioactivity data, and much more. Sourced, curated, and connected by a team of hundreds of scientists, it is the largest and highest quality collection of human-curated scientific information in the world. The CAS Custom Services team works with organizations globally to design custom solutions that drive discovery.
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CAS is a leader in scientific information solutions, partnering with innovators around the world to accelerate scientific breakthroughs. CAS employs over 1,400 experts who curate, connect, and analyze scientific knowledge to reveal unseen connections. For over 100 years, scientists, patent professionals, and business leaders have relied on CAS solutions and expertise to provide the hindsight, insight, and foresight they need so they can build upon the learnings of the past to discover a better future. CAS is a division of the American Chemical Society. Connect with us at cas.org.