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Atomwise

Atomwise

Atomwise is a company that develops AI solutions for drug discovery.

Atomwise is an AI-based drug discovery company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Atomwise was founded in 2012 and was formerly known as Chematria.

In January 2019, Charles River Laboratories and Atomwise formed an alliance to provide integrated, AI-Driven drug discovery.

History and Approach

Atomwise’s technology was first developed by Dr. Wallach, a PhD student at the University of Toronto. The technology uses convolutional neural networks to predict the bioactivity of small molecules for drug discovery applications. It uses a statistical approach that extracts insights from experimental affinity measurements and protein structures to predict the binding of small molecules to proteins.

This tool allows chemists to pursue hit discovery, lead optimization and toxicity predictions. Atomwise analyzes billions of compounds to identify a small, specific subset for synthesis and testing.

AtomNet

AtomNet is Atomwise's deep convolutional network.

AtomNet represents a protein-ligand pair as a set of 3-dimensional volumetric pixels containing channels for carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, etc atom types. AtomNet applies local convolutional filters to structural target information to predict new active molecules for targets with no previously known modulators.

Timeline

September 12, 2019

Atomwise signs four new deals for AI-based drug discovery

September 12, 2019

Atomwise Announces Largest China-US Collaboration for AI Drug Discovery

Atomwise announced a collaboration with Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group Company Limited, a biopharmaceutical company in China, to design and discover potential drug candidates for up to eleven undisclosed target proteins in multiple therapeutic areas.

April 16, 2019

Atomwise and DNDi collaborate to advance drug development using AI for neglected diseases.

March 2018

Atomwise raises a $45,000,000 series A round from Threshold Ventures, DFJ, Khosla Ventures, Monsanto Growth Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures, Baidu Ventures, B Capital Group, DCVC Bio, Y Combinator and Tencent.

June 3, 2015

Atomwise raises a $6,000,000 seed round from Threshold Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Farzad Nazem, AME Cloud Ventures, Draper Associates, Mission and Market, Data Collective and OS Fund.

March 23, 2015

Atomwise raises a $120,000 seed round from David E. Weekly and Y Combinator.

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Abraham Heifets

Founder

Alexander Levy

Founder

David E. Weekly

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David Lee

Investor

Izhar Wallach

Founder

Jasna Delic

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Jeff Chung

Investor

Jeff Huber

Investor

Mohammad Islam

Investor

Stefano Bernardi

Investor

Stephanie Rosenbloom

Employee

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