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Digitising the cell to discover new drugs

Engine Biosciences uses data analytics and machine learning to speed up the discovery of new drugs.

Engine Biosciences will be able to apply its insights to a whole range of therapeutic areas which gives the firm a strong position in the pharmaceutical industry, says CEO Jeffrey Lu. With him is director of finance and operations Daphne Teo.

THE current state of medical technology has meant that despite there being some 20,000 genes in the human genome, the standard procedure for drug discovery is to laboriously measure the effect of a test drug on a single or pair of genes one by one.

Each individual or pair of genes has to...

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