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Thomson Reuters Acquires Discovery Logic, Inc.

Thomson Reuters ( announced that it has acquired Discovery Logic, Inc. (, a provider of customizable analytics and decision support solutions for scientific research. Effective immediately, the company is part of the Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition of Discovery Logic is designed to enhance current research analytics offerings and provide increased decision support and workflow solutions to academic, government, nonprofit, and commercial professionals. Key assets and benefits which Discovery Logic will bring to Healthcare & Science's Scientific & Scholarly Research group include the following:

  • ScienceWire, a highly customizable and proprietary software and database platform
  • Complementary capabilities in analytics, data management- and value-added services
  • Experienced management team with a highly skilled, scientific-oriented staff
  • A successful track record of deploying decision support systems

"There is an increasing global need for analytics on grants, experts and research outcomes," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of the Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters. "Combining superior content, tools and services from Thomson Reuters with the customizable data analytics from Discovery Logic will enable our business to deliver a one-of-a-kind solution for evaluation and outcomes measurement."

Source: Thomson Reuters

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