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  • Publish Date: Posted 10 months ago
  • Author: Nick Mahoney

Ep 1 | Bringing new Perspective to Structured based Drug Design

A special series of Life Sci AI: The Podcast Series looking at AI in Drug Discovery begins with a fascinating episode featuring Dr David Wright, CTO and Co-Founder of Kuano. The discussion delved deep into the revolutionary role Kauno is playing in the Drug Discovery process.

Dr David Wright is the CTO and Co-Founder of Kuano, a startup whose mission is to use a unique combination of simulation and AI to bring quantum detail to drug design. By starting from an exquisitely detailed picture of enzyme mechanisms they are looking to create a new generation of therapeutics, whose current projects include creating novel anti-bowel cancer drugs.

Before co-founding Kuano, Dr Wright used simulation to understand how atomic details impact drug binding at UCL. His journey to Kuano involved collaborating in large international collaborative projects (CompbioMed, CCP-SAS, CHAIN, INSPIRE) that brought together experts from the supercomputing, academic and pharmaceuticals world to advance drug design. His multidisciplinary outlook is reflected in how Kuano is bringing a new perspective to structure-based drug design.

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