CHAL Justin Hasford, Krista Bianco  Wednesday, August 31, 2011 

22 - CAS databases as key sources of pharmaceutical information

Elaine N Cheeseman,, Department of Science IP, Chemical Abstracts Service, United States

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 02:00 PM
The Many Faces of CHAL: Where Chemistry Meets the Law (01:30 PM - 04:00 PM)
Location: Colorado Convention Center
Room: 2C


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