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Compound Design with Small Molecule Drug Discovery Software

The latest version of StarDrop™, a comprehensive software platform for small molecule design, has been announced

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The new release introduces Inspyra™, a module that dynamically learns from chemists’ expert knowledge and feedback to guide automated compound design methods, creating a powerful “augmented intelligence” to accelerate the discovery of high-quality drug candidates.

by Optibrium
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CAMBRIDGE, UK — Optibrium Ltd, a leading developer of software for drug discovery, announced the release of the latest version of StarDrop™, its comprehensive software platform for small molecule design, optimization, and data analysis. More than 160 organizations currently use StarDrop, including many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. The new release introduces Inspyra™, a module that dynamically learns from chemists’ expert knowledge and feedback to guide automated compound design methods, creating a powerful “augmented intelligence” to accelerate the discovery of high-quality drug candidates.

The impact of “generative chemistry” algorithms for automated compound design is often limited in practice by a lack of alignment with chemists’ existing workflows and know-how, resulting in irrelevant compound suggestions. StarDrop’s new Inspyra module addresses this limitation by combining exploratory capabilities of automated compound design with chemists’ expertise, helping to focus on the most relevant chemistry spaces and suggest optimization strategies with the highest potential for project success.

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Inspyra has been developed in collaboration with global pharmaceutical companies, and has already been applied successfully across several hit-to-lead and lead optimization projects. The module leverages StarDrop’s predictive modelling and data visualization capabilities, multi-parameter optimization, and 2D and 3D structure-activity-relationship (SAR) analysis, delivering a comprehensive solution for small molecule optimization that reduces cost and time while increasing the chance of successful drug discovery.

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