We announced some exciting news today: we signed an agreement on Tuesday 17th September to acquire MarinLit, a database dedicated to Marine Natural Products research. We are delighted with this acquisition. This database was established in the 1970’s by two MNP Professors John Blunt and Murray Munro at the University Of Canterbury in New Zealand. It was designed as an in-house system to fulfil the needs of the University of Canterbury Marine Group and over the last 25 years John, Murray and their colleagues at the University of Canterbury have developed the leading Marine Natural Product database, a powerful tool in support of the varied areas of MNP research.
We are very excited to welcome MarinLit into our portfolio. It is used by marine natural products scientists around the world and provides an excellent strategic fit with the rest of our publishing portfolio, expands our natural product portfolio which includes Natural Product Reports and Natural Product Updates, and will complement existing products such as ChemSpider.
We are looking forward to working with John and Murray over the next 30 months to manage this transition and continue to develop MarinLit’s future. We will continue to support and enhance MarinLit, our first development will be to produce a web based version, which will be ready in early 2014.
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