Licensing Agreement Signed for RTECS

On December 18, 2001, CDC’s Technology Transfer Office, on behalf of NIOSH, successfully completed negotiating a “PHS Trademark Licensing Agreement” for RTECS. This non-exclusive licensing agreement provided for the transfer and continued development of the “RTECS Database and its Trademark” to MDL Information Systems, Inc. (“MDL”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier Science, Inc. Under this agreement, MDL took on the responsibility for updating, licensing, and marketing and distributing RTECS. This agreement was assigned to Symyx Technologies, Inc. in 2007, when MDL became part of Symyx.