Elsevier and Iktos launch AI-powered drug discovery database

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Elsevier and Iktos have partnered to strengthen Elsevier’s chemistry solution, Reaxys, by combining the company’s chemistry data with synthetic planning AI technologies developed by Iktos.

The partnership aims to support R&D organisations to decrease the time required to complete Design-Make-Test-Analyse cycles of small molecules, thus reducing the length and cost of early-stage drug discovery. New predictive models will be launched to support use cases including retrosynthesis, synthetic accessibility, and other reaction-based analyses.

Mirit Eldor, Managing Director, Life Sciences Solutions, Elsevier said: “Our mission is to support research and development (R&D) organisations in fueling innovation and drug discovery with industry-leading predictive algorithms trained on our high-quality data.”

Yann Gaston-Mathé, CEO, Iktos said: “We are committed to making our technology available to R&D organisations around the world to maximise the impact of AI on the productivity of drug discovery.”

In March 2023, Iktos raised €15.5m in a Series A funding round to expand its artificial intelligence-based drug discovery technologies and solutions.

Megan Thomas, Multimedia Editor, DDW

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