InfoDesk To Release Powerful New Drug Pipeline Research Platform

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PipelinePlus 2.0 release offers new interface, search and visualization capabilities

PipelinePlus 2.0 Funnel Chart

PipelinePlus 2.0 Funnel Chart

For many pharmaceutical companies, researching and monitoring the drug development landscape is a time-consuming and resource-intensive proposition.

InfoDesk will introduce its new PipelinePlus 2.0 platform at the upcoming Pharma CI conference in Parsippany, NJ, September 10-11. Available for general release this November, PipelinePlus 2.0 will simplify the creation, maintenance and updating of drug pipeline visualization funnel charts.

PipelinePlus 2.0 also offers a new user interface with enhanced search capabilities, including a simplified Boolean search builder. Additionally, users can search (across databases) for updates by date range and search by mechanism of action.

PipelinePlus was developed by InfoDesk to simplify drug pipeline searching by mapping the key taxonomies of four well-known databases and providing instantly federated results and related drug news on a single, easy-to-use platform. PipelinePlus 2.0, with its new user interface, will greatly enhance all these features. Download the new PipelinePlus 2.0 fact sheet.

“For many pharmaceutical companies, researching and monitoring the drug development landscape is a time-consuming and resource-intensive proposition,” said Sterling Stites, InfoDesk CEO. Not only that, he said, “it can be fraught with pitfalls.”

One pitfall, according to Stites, is the amount of time consumed creating, maintaining and updating drug pipeline visualization funnel charts. Typically, funnel charts provide an at-a-glance graphic depiction of drugs in development by multiple companies and show what stage of clinical development each drug is in.

“Simple as that may sounds, it isn’t—at all,” said Stites. Funnel charts are a distillation of data from multiple databases, data that needs to be plotted graphically and meticulously consolidated into a single reconciled output. This process can take hours or even days, depending on the complexity of the search criteria. “And here’s the rub,” said Stites. “Every time the funnel charts need to be updated, much of the research needs to be done all over again.”

Only PipelinePlus 2.0 allows users to easily create, maintain and update drug pipeline visualization funnel charts. This is not only a huge time-saver, for companies that need to track multiple drugs and therapeutic categories it can amount substantial cost savings. Further, the ability to create funnel charts quickly and easily for presentations can speed the decision making process.

The other enhancements featured in this release are intended to improve searching and ease the user experience. For example, users can now search multiple databases for updated records by date range. This allows users to quickly identify records that have been updated within a given time period.

PipelinePlus 2.0 also enables users to search across databases by mechanism of action (MOA). MOA refers to the specific biochemical interaction through which a drug substance produces its pharmacological effect. This enhancement, also unique to PipelinePlus 2.0, is a significant time-saver for advanced drug pipeline researchers.

To introduce PipelinePlus 2.0, InfoDesk will offer online demos, fact sheets and introductory pricing to qualified prospects. For more information about PipelinePlus 2.0, contact info(AT)infodesk.com or call 914.332.5940 (US) or +44 (0) 7712 707376 (UK).

About InfoDesk

InfoDesk (http://www.infodesk.com) is a business intelligence platform that helps organizations manage, deliver and share all of their content resources. For more than 15 years InfoDesk has helped some of the largest multinational corporations, top government agencies and media companies maximize their information resources. InfoDesk is based in Tarrytown, NY with offices in London and Washington DC.

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