Thomson Pharma to Go Live

The Thomson Corp. is using the London event for the official launch of its new integrated research tool for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The full commercial launch of the much-anticipated Thomson Pharma product isn’t until January 2005, but visitors to the Thomson Scientific booth (starting tomorrow) will be able to see the live product demonstrated. The company said it also plans customer lunches, presentations, seminars, and a gala party to introduce its new information solution, which provides a single interface and gateway to a portfolio of patent, scientific, and financial information products and services from across the range of Thomson-owned businesses.

For details, see the NewsBreak posted today, “Thomson Announces New Pharma Research Tool”:

Update: Thomson and Information Holdings Inc. announced that they have received confirmation that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the proposed acquisition of IHI by Thomson. No conditions were imposed on the acquisition by the DOJ, and Thomson and IHI expect to close the transaction shortly, subject to the customary closing conditions. IHI’s businesses include MicroPatent, Master Data Center, and IDRAC.

Paula J. Hane, ITI News Bureau Chief

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