December 1, 2010 – PointCross has released its Study Data Integration and Search (SDIS) technology. SDIS is a solution that closes a major gap in the nonclinical phase of the R&D lifecycle.

We found this interesting information on Pharmaceutical Business Review in their article, “PointCross offers SDIS technology to BioPharma industry.” SDIS uses ontologies, semantic data exchange, and harmonization techniques to integrate data across internal and CRO systems. Combined with specialized parametric metadata extraction, indexing and search technology, it delivers new scientific insights across studies.

Developing solid ontologies to support indexing and ultimately finding content is a worthy use of technology. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.