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30 April 2013, London, Philadelphia: On its tenth anniversary Pi2 introduced its new corporate image and impressive new product developments at the Special Libraries Association PHTD meeting in Philadelphia. “After ten years of unerring focus on product literature databases and workflow solutions for the pharmaceutical industry we felt the need to mark the occasion”, said founding director Nigel Johnson. “At the same time we have some interesting developments of benefit to our clients and what better forum to announce them than at this meeting here in Philadelphia”.
Pi2’s core database products have been constantly updated to remain at the cutting edge of literature management, workflow and analysis and at the SLA Pi2 announced a significant expansion to the portfolio. Their central mission remains the same, around introducing ever more efficient ways to help biopharmaceutical groups manage bibliographic literature. This relentless commitment to innovation coupled with efficiency has brought forth an exciting new range of developments including Pi2 Pinnacle™, the Pi2 Triager™ Series and the latest version of its Pinpoint™ product literature database system. The Pi2 website and corporate has also benefitted from a bold makeover, more in keeping with the substantial organisation that Pi2 has become over ten years of strong growth.
The Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Division (PHTD) of the SLA provides the ideal audience to showcase new Pi2 developments, according to co-founder Mark Drinkwater. “The audience is focussed, informal and this knowledgeable group is largely responsible for managing, in their organisations, the types of services which Pi2 provides. The conference and exhibition is always fresh and illuminating and we wanted to support the good work of this SLA division with our platinum sponsorship of the event. It was great to see so many of our clients and contacts in such a setting”.
Pinnacle™ is becoming a popular concept among larger pharmaceutical clients. Pinnacle™ combines the unrivalled functionality of the Pi2 Pinpoint™ system with upstream Pi2 workflow systems to enable the efficient and cost-effective handling of large volumes of incoming literature. Pinnacle™ reduces the admin of alerts and the cost of indexing, surfacing references, with links to full articles and other material, to a wide array of stakeholder functions within a pharma organisation.
With seamless connectivity to an organisation’s existing online host’s alerting services and preferred document delivery vendor or virtual library, Pinnacle™ is easily and rapidly implemented with minimum disruption or time-consuming client set-up. Hosted by Pi2, it lifts the burden of ownership from the shoulders of information centre managers and supporting IT teams.
Pi2’s flagship PLD systems track journal and conference articles that mention a client's drugs and, optionally, those of their competitors. Database records link to the full text articles, to various Related Resources that cite the literature and integrate with a variety of client end-user systems. Pinpoint™ typically drives efficiency in an organisation, has a very low ownership cost and generally saves a client company many times the cost of implementing Pi2 Pinpoint™. The Pi2 Pinpoint™ system is widely regarded as being unrivalled in terms of functionality, ease of use and low burden of ownership.
About Pi2 Solutions Ltd
Pi2 Solutions Ltd is a privately owned London-based company specialising in Product Literature Database (PLD) systems for the biopharmaceutical industry and innovative "Workflow Applications" for key user groups in functions such as Medical Affairs, Marketing, Drug Safety and Publications Planning.
Established in 2002, Pi2 has an enviable portfolio of global biopharmaceutical clients, from the very largest pharma companies to small emerging biotechs. The strategic aim of Pi2 is to continue to develop novel solutions for solving the workflow challenges of users of drug-related literature in knowledge centres and for their colleagues in business critical roles who rely heavily on its efficient handling.
For further information contact either of the founding directors:
Nigel Johnson or Mark Drinkwater
+44 (0)1707 65 99 66
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