Orbit Chemistry Module – Chemical Patent Search tool with Text Search & Chemical Structure Search
Questel provides a web-based chemical search module for chemical compound and Markush structure search powered by ChemAxon. The chemical search module is integrated into the advanced search module of Orbit Intelligence.
In orbit structure search module, the chemical structure or molecule can be searched
a) By Text
b) By structure
To perform chemical compound search by text, the module has indexed text which allow precise extraction of the compound and in turn the relevant patent with all names which includes common names, drug names, acronyms, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) names and generally systematic names.
Search by structure further presents two ways to perform structure search by Exact Structure Search & Sub-Structure Search.
In Exact Structure Search, the molecules are searched for the exact molecule without any variation in the structure. The module provides the option to directly draw and save the structure for searching in orbit by sketcher which is provided by Marvin JS.
In sketcher, the structure can be drawn of the exact structure or a Markush structure which can be searchable in Questel orbit patent database.
Sub-Structure Search is performed for Markush structures. In Markush structure is a fixed scaffold structure on which variable H or R group are present. The sketcher allows to directly draw and save the structure for searching and algorithm allow to filter all relevant patent or patents with Markush structures.
For all result set, to quickly or rapidly detect searched molecule while reading a patent the molecule can be tagged with a colour for easy scanning the patent document.
While performing sub-structure search, hovering over a molecule while reading a patent displays its structure.
Orbit Patent search tool with chemical structure module allows performing an elaborate, efficient and exact search with low probability to miss out any relevant patent.