When carrying out internet research the big challenge nowadays is, nolongerthe availability of information, but the ability to find information that is relevant for the specific purpose. For this reason, Biotechgate offers various user-friendly tools that easily filter large amounts of data, allowing the user to quickly access the correct information that is required. There are two types of filters available for the user to search Biotechgate: You could use one of the category filters, such as sector, indication or phase of product. However in this article we focus on the second possibility: The use of the text search. On each of Biotechgate’s search forms you will find a text field where you can enter the keywords of your interest. This way you will receive a list of profiles which contain any of the entered keywords. A more sophisticated text search is possible by using the so called “boolean operators”. Let’s assume you are interested in orphan drugs in the oncology field as well as outside of this therapeutic area. The following table shows how to perform a search for various needs.
|orphan drug||Finds profiles that contain at least one of the words orphan or drug. Results containing both keywords will be displayed first.|
|“orphan drug”||Use quotation marks to find the exact phrase. In this example Biotechgate will only show profiles which include orphan drug somewhere in the company name, description etc.|
|+orphan +drug||Using the plus sign searches for profiles that include orphan and drug. Please note: In the first mentioned example on top, the relation between the keywords is “OR” whereas in this case it is “AND” (meaning that both words must appear somewhere in a profile to be displayed in the result).|
|+orphan +drug –cancer||The minus sign allows excluding specific keywords. In this particular example, Biotechgate will display results containing orphan and drug, but not cancer. Thus, this text search would be useful to search for orphan drugs outside the oncology sector.|
A summary of the above explanations you will find on each of Biotechgate’s search forms. Just click on the link “Text search options »” and a table with explanations will appear. Of course you can combine the text search with any other search criteria, e.g. searching for keywords within a specific sector or country. The text search operation is available for any parts of the database, such as companies, licensing deals and investors. Click here to try your own free text search now »
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