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Thomson Reuters, Collexis, university partner to launch Hydrogen Fuel Research Dashboard

Collexis Holdings Inc., a leading developer of semantic search and knowledge discovery software, announced the launch of the world’s first Hydrogen Fuel Knowledge Dashboard made possible through a partnership with Thomson Reuters and the University of South Carolina.

This partnership brings together the Collexis proprietary technology, Web of Science data from Thomson Reuters and the institutional subject matter expertise from the University of South Carolina.

“The University of South Carolina is very proud to play an integral role in the development of the Hydrogen Fuel Knowledge Dashboard. Together with our partners at Thomson Reuters and Collexis we have created a pioneering and robust application that will help our research community greatly improve the effectiveness of research through its unique trend analysis and hypothesis generation in the Hydrogen Fuel area,” states Dr. Harris Pastides, President of the University of South Carolina.

“This partnership represents a unique opportunity for all of us. The Science business of Thomson Reuters has the leading content in alternative energy. The University of South Carolina has pulled together the top echelon of scientific minds from around the world to study alternative energy sources and to drive development of new applications, and Collexis has the key software to combine brainpower and content into unique discovery tools,” said Bill Kirkland, Chief Executive Officer of Collexis. “The Hydrogen Fuel Research Dashboard demonstrates how cooperation between academic research leaders and the private sector can create new technologies to address our energy challenges.”

“Investigating alternative energy sources has become a priority for researchers around the world,” said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Academic and Government Markets at Thomson Reuters.

“The Hydrogen Fuel Research Dashboard combines the data and analysis to pave the way toward innovative solutions.”

SC Launch, an SCRA affiliate, provided Collexis with early-stage seed funding to assist the company with product development. Additionally, SC Launch helped drive the collaboration among Collexis and the University of South Carolina. “The Collexis Hydrogen Fuel Research Dashboard is a perfect fit with the SC Launch mission to help commercialize alternative energy research licensed through our SC research university foundations,” said Bill Mahoney, SCRA Chief Executive Officer. “The Dashboard illustrates how collaboration among the SC Centers of Economic Excellence, SCRA and a commercial landing party, Collexis, supports the state’s innovation pipeline and accelerates knowledge-based economic development in South Carolina.”

The Collexis Knowledge Dashboard approach to key subject areas has become popular with research intensive institutions including Johns Hopkins, the National Institutes of Health and the University of South Carolina as they seek to provide their research community with new and innovative tools to enhance their research effectiveness and collaboration.

The Hydrogen Fuel Knowledge Dashboard will be showcased at the upcoming National Hydrogen Association Conference and Expo to be held on March 30 - April 2 in Columbia, SC, near the University South Carolina campus. 

About Collexis Holdings, Inc.

Collexis Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of semantic search and knowledge discovery software is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina (USA) with operations in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cologne, Germany. Collexis now offers the world's first pre-populated scientific social network for life science researchers, Collexis proprietary technology builds conceptual profiles of text, called Fingerprints, from documents, Websites, emails and other digitized content and matches them with a comprehensive list of pre-defined "fingerprinted" concepts to make research results more relevant and efficient. This matching of concepts eliminates the ambiguity and lack of priority associated with word searches. The results are often described as "finding needles in many haystacks." Through this novel approach, Collexis can build unique applications to search, index and aggregate information as well as prioritize, trend and predict data based on sources in multiple industries without the limitations of language or dialect. Collexis' current clients in the public, private and academic sectors include the Mayo Clinic; Johns Hopkins University; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the University of California, San Francisco; the University of South Carolina; Erasmus University Library; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Lockheed Martin; the World Health Organization; Wellcome Trust; the National Institutes of Health; and the U.S. Department of Defense. Shares of Collexis common stock are traded under the symbol CLXS on the OTC Bulletin Board (OTC BB).

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries.

About SC Launch

SC Launch, an SCRA collaboration, assists entrepreneurial start-up companies with up-front counseling, seed-funding, and access to a powerful resource network. The SC Launch mission is to help generate knowledge economy jobs in South Carolina, enhance the state's quality of life and provide opportunity for all South Carolinians in the new economy.

About SCRA

SCRA is a global leader in applied research and commercialization services with offices in South Carolina, Ohio and in McLean, Virginia. SCRA collaborates to advance technology, providing technology-based solutions with assured outcomes to industry, government, and research universities in SC, the US and globally.

By Office of Media Relations

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