DeepMatter provides software platform for University of Cambridge

Published: 5-Aug-2021

DigitalGlassware is a cloud-based platform designed to allow scientists to bring together digitised synthesis protocols

DeepMatter has commenced a project with the University of Cambridge's Innovation Centre in Digital Molecular Technologies (iDMT), a research centre co-funded by the university, with AstraZeneca, Shionogi, and the European Regional Development Fund.

The company will provide its DigitalGlassware platform to iDMT as part of the development of a digital workflow in the discovery and development of molecules, materials, reactions and processes.

This initiative is part of DeepMatter's ongoing programme to collaborate with academia, and follows collaborations with the Universities of Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield and Nottingham.

The iDMT supports collaborative research projects with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from across the UK, aiming to develop a technology base to support the emerging digital economy in the third largest manufacturing sector in the UK.

DigitalGlassware is a cloud-based software platform designed to allow scientists to bring together digitised synthesis protocols and contextualised time-course sensor streams from analytical instrumentation in real-time.

The project will be based in the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge and led by Alexei Lapkin, Professor of Sustainable Reaction Engineering.

Mark Warne, CEO of DeepMatter Group, said: "This is another important step in rolling out our flagship platform DigitalGlassware, with the key opinion leaders in the academic world allowing us to demonstrate publicly its ability to discover new molecules and routes to molecules in a way that would not otherwise be able. The expertise we can garner by engaging with these influential institutions will be invaluable in helping us to innovate our platform even further.

"We are now establishing DigitalGlassware as the go-to platform for capturing and structuring time-course sensor data in the lab, to enable improved insights for better productivity and discovery.

"The establishment of iDMT is an exciting development for our industry, aiming to spark a digital transformation in the chemical industries. We have a shared focus on data capture and standardisation, data science and robotics and we are looking forward to working within the digital chemistry space at one of the world's leading universities."

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