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Optibrium Enters Cheminformatics Collaboration with MSD

The collaboration will see the integration of Optibrium’s StarDrop software as a central component of MSD’s global drug discovery infrastructure

by Optibrium
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CAMBRIDGE, UK, 10 November 2020: Optibrium™, a developer of software for drug discovery, today announced a collaboration with MSD tradename of Merck & Co., Inc, Kenilworth NJ USA. As part of the collaboration MSD has adopted Optibrium’s StarDrop™ software as a central component of their cheminformatics infrastructure.

The collaboration between MSD and Optibrium will include integration of StarDrop with MSD’s in-house capabilities and the joint development of new tools, to improve cycle times, efficiency, and productivity of the drug discovery process.

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Dr Matthew Segall, Optibrium’s CEO, commented, “We are delighted to enter this collaboration to contribute to MSD’s world-leading cheminformatics infrastructure. We look forward to working together to advance new tools based around StarDrop to further refine our compound design platform.”

StarDrop is a complete package of fully integrated, elegant software for small molecule design, optimization and data analysis. It supports researchers by quickly targeting high-quality chemistry in hit-to-lead and lead optimization. StarDrop’s unique approach to multi-parameter optimization combined with cutting-edge predictive modeling and generative chemistry capabilities helps to guide compound design decisions, and will enable MSD’s researchers to explore new optimization strategies.

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