Collexis Holdings, Inc. announced website enhancements to BioMedExperts.com, an online social network that promotes global collaborative medical research and development. Collexis launched BioMedExperts.com in January 2008 in order to facilitate collaboration and increase biomedical research among health care and life sciences professionals. BioMedExperts.com is an online tool that enables users to connect with each other--free of charge--through the display and analysis of the networks of co-authors with whom each investigator works to publish scientific papers.
The initiative is the result of an agreement in which Collexis developed the knowledge discovery solutions and text mining applications for BioMedExperts and Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences provided the hardware and continued marketing support for the site. To help BioMedExperts.com users explore and expand their scientific networks, Collexis have added several new features to the site, including: Expansion of available publication data back to 1980 (from 1996 in Version 1.0); Four million new connections, bringing the total to more than 21 million connections; A new directory of more than 1,800 organizations and institutions from 137 countries; Public profiles; and Improved features to identify and invite colleagues in your network.