SOURCE: NineSigma

January 10, 2008 08:30 ET

ChemInsight™ Joins NineSigma Global Alliance Program as Largest Member

American Chemical Society Program Adds Scientific Experts to Rapidly Expanding Affiliate Network

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - January 10, 2008) - NineSigma, the leading provider of open innovation solutions, today announced the addition of ChemInsight™ to its Innovation Alliance Program, a global network of leading scientists, technologists, and innovators. ChemInsight™, a program within the American Chemical Society -- the largest scientific society in the world with more than 160,000 members -- expands NineSigma's growing affiliate network of reachable scientific experts to over 800,000 potential solution providers.

"The alliance is a great opportunity for both parties as it will help connect innovative thinkers and researchers in the scientific community," said Thomas Smith, Business Manager at ChemInsight™. "The relationship with NineSigma will provide our members with business opportunities they wouldn't normally have had access to, and in turn opens up a significant pool of scientific talent for NineSigma to tap into."

"NineSigma has entered the new year with bigger goals and even bigger expectations," said Paul Stiros, president and CEO of NineSigma. "We are pleased to announce this strategic partnership as a testament to NineSigma's commitment to connect companies with the highest levels of expertise in the industry. Adding an affiliate of this size and stature to our global network is a huge milestone for NineSigma and better helps us address the expanding needs of our clients in 2008."

Developed in 2007, ChemInsight™ is the only service with an exclusive focus on chemistry and allied sciences including biological, nuclear, organic, polymer, toxicology and environmental. Through its free online directory, ChemInsight™ enables access to the highest level of scientific knowledge by promoting leading experts in chemistry and allied sciences.

"The addition of ChemInsight™ is a major asset to NineSigma's Global Alliance Program -- and our largest member to date," said Charles Brez, VP of Innovation Alliances. "Through this partnership, NineSigma is now positioned to offer clients unparalleled access to this group of elite scientific experts and thought leaders in technologies that match a high percentage of their interests."

NineSigma Request for Proposals will be posted regularly on the ChemInsight™ homepage under "Scientific Challenges."

For science and technology innovators interested in learning more about NineSigma's network please visit http://www.ninesigma.com/affiliate or contact Charles Brez, VP of Innovation Alliances with NineSigma, at 216-295-4805.

About NineSigma

NineSigma partners with Global 1000 companies to transform their innovation capabilities by connecting them with the very best innovators from around the world. NineSigma's proprietary process for Open Innovation enables companies to dramatically improve speed to market while lowering product development costs. NineSigma's open network of innovators is the largest of its kind and spans industries, geographies, and technical disciplines. Companies such as P&G, GlaxoSmithKline, DuPont, Kraft, General Mills and Unilever engage NineSigma to build new innovation capabilities that leverage research and innovation globally to deliver greater value to their customers. For more information visit: www.ninesigma.com.

About ChemInsight

ChemInsight™ is the definitive source for experts in chemistry and allied sciences. It is the only service devoted solely to these sciences. Developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS), ChemInsight™ seeks to deliver the highest level of scientific knowledge and expertise in the practice of chemistry and allied sciences. By providing access to leading experts in a wide range of specialized disciplines, we promote the effective application of scientific knowledge to solving problems in other disciplines. For more information visit: https://cheminsight.org/portal/acs/expssl/cheminsight.

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