TCG Lifesciences Expands Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology Research Initiatives with CAS' SciFinder(R)

By Chemical Abstracts Service, PRNE
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Leading India-based contract research organization signs three-year contract for the premier chemical and scientific research tool

KOLKATA, India, April 4, 2011 - Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's authority for chemical
information, announced today that TCG Lifesciences Limited, a leading
contract research services and informatics company based in India, has signed
a three-year contract to provide its scientists and researchers with
unlimited access to SciFinder. SciFinder will help TCG Lifesciences grow its
position as a contract research organization that provides a new paradigm of
cutting edge drug discovery and development platform in the competitive and
fast growing Indian pharmaceutical research space.

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"We have had a relationship with CAS for a long time, hence when we were
required to select an enterprise-wide research platform for our R&D teams,
SciFinder was the clear choice, given its reliable, high-quality content and
advanced reaction planning tools. Our scientists now have on-demand access to
the largest collection of small molecules and related information, including
references to millions of peer-reviewed research papers and patents.
SciFinder gives our researchers the insight they need to produce the flagship
laboratory data for which we are known," said Dr. Sourav Basu, Associate
Vice-President of TCG Lifesciences.

SciFinder, the world's leading research and discovery tool, will offer
TCG Lifesciences teams a variety of powerful research and analysis options,
including Markush searching for retrieving additional patents for substances
that are claimed in generic terms, and the recently-announced SciPlanner(TM),
an interactive reaction planning workspace especially valuable for
pharmaceutical and biotechnology research.

SciFinder's comprehensive and current content, sophisticated analysis and
collaboration capabilities, and demonstrated results inside the lab and out
have made it the preferred source of chemical information for scientists
around the globe. Its streamlined navigation and intuitive interface
integrated with CAS' trusted content gives researchers confidence in the
quality of their work.

"CAS is committed to providing the most complete collection of reliable
chemical information needed by chemists and other researchers to drive
innovation," said Robert J. Massie, president of CAS. "We look forward to
supporting TCG Lifesciences' work in the arena of drug discovery and
development, as they continue to enhance and make potential life-saving
advancements through their R&D efforts."

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About SciFinder

SciFinder(R) is the first choice of scientists conducting research in
chemistry and related fields. The award-winning application offers access to
the CAS REGISTRY(SM) database, known as the gold standard of chemical
substance collections. In addition, SciFinder retrieves more references than
any other scientific search service, including relevant patent documents,
journal article information, and reliable web sources. Finally, SciFinder is
secure; its confidential research results are guaranteed and protected by
CAS' secured systems.

About CAS

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical
Society, is the world's authority for chemical information. Our databases are
curated and quality-controlled by CAS scientists, and recognized by chemical
and pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations, and
patent offices around the world as authoritative. By combining these
databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder(R),
STN(R), and Science IP(R) products and services), CAS delivers the most
current, complete, and cross-linked secure digital information environment
for scientific discovery. Learn more at

About TCG Lifesciences Limited

TCG Lifesciences Limited is a leading Contract Research Services,
clinical research, and laboratory informatics company with operations in
India, Europe, Japan, and the United States. It is part of The Chatterjee
Group, a global investment conglomerate headquartered in New York. TCGLS
collaborates to service the multi-disciplinary research efforts of global
pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies through its three units:
Chembiotek (Discovery Research), Clininvent (Clinical Research Solutions),
and LabVantage (Enterprise Informatics). It has trust based relationships
with a majority of the global pharmaceutical companies. The relationships
span from specific solutions and sourcing services to integrated projects
across multiple domains to complete translational research programs in the
drug discovery and development space. Learn more at

Bob Sadowski, +1-614-447-3661, cas-pr at

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