FMC and Optibrium collaborate for small molecule discovery

FMC and Optibrium collaborate for small molecule discovery

Aims to accelerate the discovery of novel crop protection technologies

  • By ICN Bureau | May 28, 2024

FMC Corporation, a leading global agricultural sciences company, nnounced a collaboration with Optibrium, a leading developer of software and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for small molecule discovery. The agreement is part of FMC's strategic plan to accelerate the discovery and commercialization of FMC's pipeline.

"Our collaboration with Optibrium marks a pivotal moment in crop protection research,” said Dr. Seva Rostovtsev, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, FMC. “By integrating AI into our R&D efforts, we aim to revolutionize how we develop sustainable solutions for farmers and ultimately enhance global food security.”

FMC will utilize Optibrium's Cerella and StarDrop technologies to further internal research and development. Cerella is an AI platform enhancing molecular discovery with deep learning, enabling more accurate predictions and better experimental prioritization to improve return on investment. StarDrop complements this further through small molecule design and optimization, integrating with Cerella to leverage AI for improved data analysis in discovery.

"We are delighted that our robust AI and software platforms are supporting FMC, a global leader in crop protection, to enhance their discovery,” said Matt Segall, Chief Executive Officer of Optibrium. “FMC’s commitment to improving their processes with cutting-edge AI and machine learning approaches very much aligns with our own mission to revolutionise discovery with innovative scientific solutions, and we look forward to seeing the future impacts of this agreement.”

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