Auransa, an artificial intelligence (AI) company developing precision medicines in areas of unmet medical needs, and Polaris Quantum Biotech (POLARISqb), a quantum drug design company, announced a research collaboration addressing therapeutics for neglected diseases disproportionately affecting women.
The partnership seeks to discover treatments that may tackle many such diseases, and their complementary expertise promises to seek solutions that elude medical research. Auransa is an AI-driven biotech company, with a pipeline of novel compounds for various diseases. Auransa’s proprietary predictive computational platform, SMarT Engine, uses computational approaches to tackle disease heterogeneity to predict targets and compounds, generating insights from molecular data. POLARISqb built the first drug discovery platform using quantum computing, making the process ten times faster. POLARISqb’s Tachyon platform scans billions of molecules from a massive chemical space, finding novel molecular drugs.
“We are excited about collaborating with Polaris to undertake a neglected area in the pharmaceutical industry. As women CEOs, we’ve joined forces to tackle female diseases like endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, triple negative breast cancer or ovarian cancer. Together, I believe that we will be able to combine our expertise in biology and chemistry to generate quality solutions for hard to tackle or neglected diseases affecting women’s health.” stated Pek Lum, Ph.D., CEO of Auransa.
“Quantum Computing technology is coming of age, allowing us to shorten the time to discover new drugs and scale up to multiple targets. We are thrilled to be able to combine our technology with Auransa’s and tackle neglected diseases affecting women. Together, we have unique perspectives on the industry and of unmet needs the pharmaceutical industry can and should tackle, utilizing the best technology available.” said Dr. Shahar Keinan, POLARISqb CEO.