11 August 2023 | Friday | News
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Standigm, a company using artificial intelligence (AI) technology for drug discovery and development, announced that it is collaborating with Nashville Biosciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), on early drug discovery research. Under the terms of the agreement, Standigm will use Nashville Bioscience's extensive, de-identified genomic and clinical data to build new, customized AI models for drug discovery. The mission of the collaboration is to accelerate early-stage drug discovery.
"We are tremendously excited to work with Nashville Biosciences to enhance our AI platforms so we can expedite early drug discovery with better insights," said Carl Foster, chief business officer at Standigm. "Data is undoubtedly a pivotal part of AI drug discovery. Leveraging Nashville Bioscience's data will add great value to our platforms, enabling us to make the most of customizable and explainable features. We will also be able to better understand the relationship between genetic variants and corresponding phenotypes."
Standigm's customers will leverage data of interest via the Standigm AI platforms that were designed to surface insights hidden in large-scale data. With this streamlined approach, customers don't have to worry about sourcing or integrating proprietary data on their own.
"Through our collaboration with Standigm and their advanced AI models, drug developers can unlock the full potential of our unique datasets to identify novel therapeutic targets, accelerating the development of more effective treatments and improving patient outcomes," said Leeland Ekstrom, CEO at Nashville Biosciences. "The BioVU® dataset has a proven track record of fostering innovation, and we are thrilled to see its impact continue to expand drug discovery and advance patient care on a global scale."