Cresset recently announced a collaboration with Enamine, the world’s leading provider of chemical building blocks and drug discovery services to develop innovative new solutions for the early drug discovery process.
KYIV, Ukraine and SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recursion (NASDAQ: RXRX), a leading clinical stage TechBio company decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery, today announced its partnership with Enamine, a world-renowned provider of novel molecules and contract research services, to generate enriched screening libraries with insights from Recursion’s protein-ligand interaction predictions spanning across Enamine’s massive library of 36 billion compounds.
Chris Gibson, CEO and Co-founder of Recursion, traveled to Kyiv to sign this partnership deal with Andrey Tolmachov, CEO and Founder of Enamine.
“I’m thrilled to announce this partnership as we continue to advance insights in chemical space using the power of relatable datasets and computational tools,” said Chris Gibson. “We believe combining one of the largest chemical libraries with our protein-ligand predictor tool, MatchMaker, will unlock the ability to generate more powerful compound libraries for drug discovery purposes.”
Proteros biostructures and Orion Pharma agree on a long-term multi-target collaboration including the assembly of a joint novel and unique HTS small-molecule screening library with the full chemistry support of Enamine
Multi-target research partnership for drug discovery in oncology and pain
Assembly of novel high-diversity small molecule library
Library collection distinguished by novel unique design concepts based on a proprietary set of selection filters to ensure high quality and drug-likeness of individual compounds, selectively compiled from the premium chemical provider Enamine and others
Martinsried/Munich, Germany – September 06, 2023 – Proteros biostructures GmbH (“Proteros”) today announced a new collaboration with Orion Corporation (Espoo, Finland). The companies are engaging in a joint multi-target collaboration for early-stage drug discovery projects using Proteros’ “High Hanging Fruit” Discovery Platform, and now have decided to combine their expertise to assemble a unique and chemically diverse small molecule library collection. The non-exclusive agreement enables Proteros to exclusively offer access to this high-quality non-redundant HTS library to all their clients.
Under the agreement, Orion co-funded and supported the design and generation of the library containing a highly diverse collection of chemotypes for target-agnostic high throughput screening (HTS). The small molecule collection, of around 200 thousand compounds, is distinguished by its novel and unique design concept of optimized chemical diversity. Compounds are sourced primarily from the premium chemical provider Enamine a current partner of Proteros for hit follow-up chemistry services. Application of a comprehensive proprietary set of selection filters secures high quality and drug-likeness of the human-inspected individual compounds and reduces pan-assay interference compounds (PAINS) to guarantee that every compound is developable and follows desirable chemical properties. The established long-lasting collaboration with Enamine ensures high tractability and fast development of the hit compounds.
“With this novel library, we aim to enable the exploration of a highly diverse chemical space for our customers. The chemotype selection is based on stringent diversity algorithms and is ensured to be applicable to any target class,” said Lars Neumann, Director Discovery Solutions of Proteros biostructures. “This unique design allows us to offer our clients an excellent option for discovering Qualified Hits for High Hanging Fruit targets,” said Debora Konz Makino Vice President Discovery Solutions of Proteros biostructures.
“Based on our long-term experience and success of working with Proteros we are confident this agreement will boost our hit finding activities. One of the key features of
the library is also quick SAR by catalogue which will speed up hit triage significantly and allows best choice for lead optimisation programs. As we all know, quality of the hits is a key success factor for speed and success in the drug discovery program,” said Leena Otsomaa, Vice President Medicine Design of Orion Corp. “We are also very much looking forward to the collaboration for early-stage drug discovery in our key therapeutic target areas: oncology and pain indications.”
Michael Bossert, Head Strategic Alliances at Enamine, commented: “Our growing homemade screening libraries, the largest collection available in the world, constitute ideal starting points for any HTS and hit identification platform to spot possible beneficial effects against any of a large number of diseases.” He continued: “We are delighted to have been selected for this initiative as the main compound provider, and, under such collaboration, to enhance the partnership with Proteros to serve their clients each time when needed via our seamless hit follow-up chemistry services and our ADMET/DMPK capabilities.”
About Proteros biostructures GmbH
Proteros is a privately-held company with expertise in structure-based drug discovery powered by a cutting-edge discovery engine tailored to unlock even the most technically challenging disease-relevant drug targets. The company provides small molecule drug discovery services and its comprehensive enabling technology platforms, coupled with roots to Nobel Prize winning science and the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, have enabled prominent contributions to several lead optimization programs and clinical-stage compounds.
Proteros’ scientific rigor can accelerate overall research timelines for clients by solving the “High-hanging-fruits” of the early drug discovery and development stages and the company is consistently seen as the go-to partner for Hit to Lead Optimisation services. Proteros supports many of the world’s top 20 largest pharmaceutical companies and more than 200 pharmaceutical and biotech partners in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
Orion is a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company – a builder of well-being. We develop, manufacture and market human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. We believe that health and well-being create the foundation for a good life and society. Orion has an extensive portfolio of proprietary and generic medicines and self-care products. The core therapy areas of our pharmaceutical R&D are oncology and pain. Proprietary products developed by Orion are used to treat cancer, neurological and respiratory diseases, among others. Orion's net sales in 2022 amounted to EUR 1,341 million and the company had about 3,500 employees at the end of the year. Orion's A and B shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Namiki and Enamine have collaborated for over 20 years, and for the most part of this time,
Namiki was an exclusive distributor of all Enamine products and services. Namiki is an
excellent partner providing services on the highest level under any circumstances.
Barcelona, Spain, and Kyiv, Ukraine, April 27, 2023. Nostrum Biodiscovery, a leading provider of computational drug discovery services, and ENAMINE, a global supplier of chemical building blocks and screening compounds, announced today a groundbreaking collaboration for the co-development of a revolutionary search engine tailored for the REAL Space billion database. This partnership aims to deliver unparalleled performance in searching vast chemical spaces while utilizing low computational resources, thus increasing the efficiency and accessibility of drug discovery efforts.
The collaboration will also focus on enhancing High Throughput Virtual Screening (HTVS) services to streamline the drug discovery process. Nostrum Biodiscovery's state-of-the-art AI-enabled screening platform will take center stage in this effort, boasting the capability to evaluate the entire billion compound collection in just hours. This innovative technology promises to identify potential drug candidates within weeks, significantly accelerating the discovery pipeline.
ENAMINE’s expertise in the rapid and reliable provision of compounds will further strengthen the collaboration, ensuring that researchers have timely access to the vast array of molecules in the REAL Space database. This partnership will facilitate the seamless integration of Nostrum Biodiscovery's computational prowess with ENAMINE’s extensive compound collection, directly impacting companies interested in using services offered by both partners and ultimately benefiting the global scientific community and accelerating the path to new drug discoveries.
[Victor Guallar, CSO Nostrum Biodiscovery] “We see it every day in our projects, using the REAL Space database with our AI/MM hybrid HTVS platform is a game changer in finding molecules. Our joint venture with ENAMINE demonstrates our commitment to integrating cutting-edge technology and high-quality compound collections to provide the pharmaceutical industry with unparalleled access to resources that expedite drug discovery. We believe that this partnership will serve as a catalyst for innovation, inspiring ventures to explore uncharted territories in the quest for novel therapeutics.”
[Andrey Tarnovskiy, Sales Director, Europe at Enamine] “This year the size of Enamine’s REAL Space has reached tremendous 36 Billion compounds. We are excited to cooperate with Nostrum Biodiscovery to complement the available suite of search tools for REAL Space exploration with brand-new AI-based solution for high-throughput virtual screening and hope that our synergy will allow to facilitate and strengthen the drug discovery efforts of our customers.”
San Francisco, USA, and Kyiv, Ukraine, March 6 2023. OpenBench, the first success-driven service for small molecule hit discovery, and Enamine, the world’s leading provider of astronomical numbers of compounds for biological screening, today announced the extension of their collaboration to enrich global early discovery efforts.
Barcelona, Spain, and Kyiv, Ukraine, 15 December 2022. Pharmacelera, the leading provider of computational tools for hit discovery, and Enamine, the developer of REAL Database – the world’s largest virtual library of highly feasible compounds, have announced a partnership to jointly provide an efficient solution for hit finding. Ultra-large chemical libraries are observed as one of the key paradigms to access an unexplored chemical space. How to traverse these enormous spaces accurately is a research area that has raised the interest of the pharmaceutical industry, since finding novel hits with chemical diversity is a fundamental pillar in drug discovery.
The war in our country lasts more than 10 days. We have put on hold most of our operations in Kyiv and ask our customers to wait until this situation is resolved. We thank all of you for your patience. During this time, we have been able to estimate our resources, capabilities, and plan next steps to be done. Now I would like to highlight some of them:
Cambridge, England, and Kyiv, Ukraine, December 20, 2021 -- Cambridge Molecular, a leading provider of machine learning and data science services for DNA-Encoded Libraries, announces a collaboration with Enamine, a pioneer in the creation of ultra-large chemical spaces of highly feasible compounds. Enamine is supported by the highly capable IT platform of Chemspace, an online chemical marketplace leader and experienced provider of compound sourcing and procurement services. The partners will apply Cambridge Molecular's deep learning DEL follow-up tool DeepDELve 2 to the world’s largest catalogue of small molecules provided by Chemspace including 20 billion compounds from Enamine’s REAL® Space.
Kyiv, Ukraine, 18 October 2021. Several months ago, Prof. Levin and co-workers from University of Chicago developed an elegant method for the “skeletal editing” of organic molecules by nitrogen atom deletion (see Nature 2021, 593, 223–227). Their strategy included the use of an anomeric N-pivaloyloxy-N-alkoxyamide amide as the key reagent. Enamine, the world-leading compound supplier, is proud to announce that this reagent has been just added to the company’s product catalog. The compound is now available from the company’s stock in multigram quantities.
SyntheticGestalt, a research and development company specializing in the application of AI to the life sciences domain, and Enamine, the world’s leading provider of chemical building blocks, screening compounds, and integrated drug discovery services, have announced the start of a joint effort to create a suite of AI models that will enable the generation of synthetically accessible biologically active compounds with optimized physicochemical and ADME/ Tox properties. The models will be applicable to the compound discovery initiatives of SyntheticGestalt, as well as its service for both academic users and pharmaceutical companies.
[Kyiv, Ukraine, and Sankt Augustin, Germany, Dec. 13th, 2023] — The two leading experts in the exploration of ultra-large make-on-demand chemical spaces join forces to spark a new era of drug discovery. Chief research chemicals provider Enamine and software innovator BioSolveIT have officially joined forces to establish the world's most comprehensive chemical space exploration platform. This strategic partnership is destined to reshape the landscape of chemical research, providing unprecedented benefits for drug hunters worldwide: more compounds to choose from, at the most competitive prices, with maximum speed of delivery and reliability. This new and exclusive alliance is based on and aims to supersede the already enormously successful REAL concept that has transformed and accelerated the hunt for new chemical entities in the fight against human diseases, in crop protection, and animal health, by providing access to billions of compounds on demand.
Recursion has predicted the protein target(s) for approximately 36 billion chemical compounds in the Enamine REAL Space, reported to be the world’s largest searchable chemical library. These advances were made possible by NVIDIA DGX Cloud supercomputing and the recent acquisition of Cyclica’s MatchMaker technology.
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recursion (NASDAQ: RXRX), a leading clinical stage TechBio company decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery, today announced it has successfully screened the Enamine REAL Space chemical library using its MatchMaker technology, recently acquired from Cyclica, to predict the protein target(s) for approximately 36 billion chemical compounds. This accomplishment was made possible by several other enabling discoveries, including the predicted structures derived from the AlphaFold2 database for more than 15,000 human proteins containing more than 80,000 potential binding pockets, as well as the Enamine REAL Space, which is reported to be the world’s largest searchable chemical library comprised of approximately 36 billion make-on-demand molecules. In total, this screen digitally evaluated more than 2.8 quadrillion small molecule-target pairs.
This achievement represents a significant and exciting step toward achieving our mission of decoding biology and chemistry,” said Chris Gibson, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO of Recursion. “Until this point, the groundbreaking progress across biology and chemistry that enabled this moment – namely, AlphaFold, the Enamine virtual chemical library and the rapid advancement of large-scale compute and new machine learning approaches – have largely lived in isolation of one another or have been bridged at relatively small scales. Leveraging Recursion’s machine learning and computational expertise and NVIDIA’s technology, we have layered these advances together to predict how each of the molecules in this vast chemical universe may interact with the protein universe.
The company generated this massive new data layer of predicted interactions in less than 90 days after closing the acquisition of Cyclica and in under 30 days since initiating the collaboration with NVIDIA.
MatchMaker uses machine learning to assess whether a small molecule is compatible with a specific protein binding pocket, providing a solution that is significantly less computationally intensive and much more scalable than traditional docking and physics-based interaction simulations. Similar to Recursion’s phenomics platform, the scalability of MatchMaker enables a “high-dimensional” view of biochemistry: activity is predicted not just for a single target, but for many at the same time. This enables three core advantages: First, this predicted data layer can be used to determine which wet-lab experiments should be executed to advance programs faster across a wide range of targets and chemical space. Second, this predicted data layer can be used as part of Recursion’s multi-modal dataset to better understand biological activity across programs quickly and at scale. Finally, this approach can pre-screen for more computationally expensive precision modeling techniques implemented by Recursion’s computational and digital chemistry teams, to more efficiently advance programs.
We are excited to collaborate with Recursion to explore the chemical space and support our mission to accelerate drug discovery,” said Andrey Tolmachev, Ph.D., Founder and Owner of Enamine. He continued: “This achievement in the 36 Billion REAL Space is just a start of our journey. The chemical knowledge accumulated at Enamine over its 35-years history allows us to explore trillions of relationships without compromising the high success rate of synthesis. We believe the predictions made by Recursion can help us prioritize parts of the chemical universe and provide an opportunity to develop focused chemical spaces and novel compounds around discovered hits quickly.
Much of the initial testing and infrastructure development for the project was completed using BioHive-1, Recursion’s in-house supercomputer, an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD, which is ranked among the top 125 most powerful supercomputers in the world across any industry by TOP500 as of June 2023. The final analysis was made possible by NVIDIA’s DGX Cloud, an advanced AI-training-as-a-service solution to which Recursion gained access following its recently announced collaboration with NVIDIA. Recursion worked with urgency to make this effort happen in a short period of time.
Bringing together powerful data, AI and data-center scale compute, Recursion’s MatchMaker running on NVIDIA DGX Cloud essentially created a time machine for the company’s drug discovery program and sets a new bar for the industry,” said Kimberly Powell, Vice President of Healthcare at NVIDIA. “Within one week, the Recursion team was able to achieve what would have otherwise taken 100,000 years to compute with physics-based methods — setting the stage for a wet-lab, dry-lab flywheel to better predict drug-target interactions and increase a drug’s probability of success in the clinic.
Recursion plans to leverage this new database of predictions to industrialize its chemistry operations across its pipeline and in service to its partners, enabling significantly greater efficiency in its medicinal chemistry cycles. Further, Recursion plans to continue improving and expanding the number and type of chemical properties and interactions it can predict using in-house tools, tools acquired through the acquisition of Cyclica, and tools being developed by Valence Labs, the semi-autonomous research hub powered by Recursion and formed through the acquisition of Valence Discovery.
Welcome to the latest update from Enamine - we're delighted to share our growth story with you. In our continued pursuit of scientific excellence and global expansion, we've launched a new subsidiary, Enamine Germany GmbH, based in Frankfurt's Höchst Industrial Park. This significant development strengthens our commitment to provide more localized and efficient services in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry.
Kyiv, Ukraine, April 19, 2023 - Enamine Ltd., a provider of drug discovery services empowered with the world’s largest collections of building blocks, fragments, and screening compounds, gave an update of its long-standing research collaboration with Endogena Therapeutics AG, a clinicalstage biotech company focused on the development of endogenous regenerative medicines.
Enamine provides Endogena with its integrated capability in medicinal chemistry to support Endogena’s small molecule drug discovery programs in the fields of hit finding, hit-to-lead and lead optimization.
The companies have been collaborating under a Full Time Equivalent (FTE) model since 2019. The two discovery partners have been continuing their research collaboration to date, their research relationship not being impacted by the war in Ukraine. This collaboration extension, along with many others and new ones established by Enamine since February 24, 2022, already under the conflict, is a systematic positive trend experienced by the company, that demonstrates the support of its customers and the trust they have in receiving high-quality service backed up by the unparalleled number of diverse building blocks available at Enamine.
Sven Weiler, Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry at Endogena, commented: “The interaction with colleagues from Enamine has been a smooth one from the start. In addition to the FTE model, it is great to have access to their huge compound collection and be able to flexibly use Enamine’s capacity to its full potential. We value the output and responsiveness of the Enamine team, helping us to achieve our demanding milestones. It is stunning to see how well Enamine has been able to keep pace after February 2022.”
Michael Bossert, Head of Strategic Alliances at Enamine, added: “After 13 months of the war in the country, we are especially pleased to announce our collaboration with Endogena, a longlasting partner we have been serving during those several years with extensive medicinal chemistry and SAR efforts”.
Kyiv, Ukraine, January 16, 2023. Enamine Ltd., the world’s leading designer and supplier of screening compound libraries and building blocks, together with UORSY, a top Ukrainian chemical company producing products for early drug discovery, announced today the creation of a joint “Legacy” screening collection.
Forty-three days with thousands of bombs, shells, and missiles fired out at our cities and villages, thousands of destroyed buildings, bridges, streets, thousands of killed people. And there are to be feared thousands of victims yet to come as the war continues with a new focus to the East of our country, the war for democracy to prevail against dictatorship and tyranny, the war of the civilized world against the paranoiac barbarians, the war of good against evil. Russia commits genocide against Ukrainians, terrorizes the population, and engages in looting. Nowadays after the crimes in Chernihiv and Kharkiv, after the massacre in Bucha, Irpin and Borodyanka, everybody understands: the world appears to be once again black and white these days and one can see clearly who stands on the side of Ukraine.
I am thankful to the countries and businesses that support Ukraine. I thank those of you who provide donations and help our refugees, everyone who decided to stop paying taxes and operation in Russia, and everyone who just spreads the truth and makes others aware of it. It is hard to overestimate the importance of knowing and feeling that we are not alone in our fight for freedom.
The situation in Kyiv has significantly improved and normalized for the past 2 weeks, so is the west part of our country. We are glad to see that several countries are re-opening their embassies in Kyiv. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will visit Kyiv in the coming days. This shows optimal level of safety for our employees notably, and that the city returns to normal life. Following the call of our President and Prime minister to resume operations where and when it is possible, in compliance with strict safety regulations ruled by our local authorities, we, Team Enamine including already over 300 chemists, have collectively decided to get back to work in Kyiv. Indeed, gradually, since not all the chemistry can be performed right now, e.g., we avoid performing large-scale synthesis. We also expect some delays with purification and delivery for the first period, being determined to solve these issues as soon as possible with the drastically improving situation. We confirm that a major part of our synthetic operations can be performed, and that our chemists and biologists are ready and motivated to work on your projects and tasks.
Now I personally address these words to you, our valued customers and supporters. Please kindly consider resuming ordering our products and services and let us just do in that manner what we love and are best at: the synthesis. Please help us to restart the work at our full steam on custom synthesis, FTE projects and synthesis of make-on-demand building blocks. We are delighted to continue working with our established customers and are most happy to start new collaborations as we are solicitated.
Continuing ordering our compounds and services is the best support because it allows us to operate and keep our employees, our business and Ukraine strong, beside the other key reason of expediting uniquely your valuable research programs with the Art of Enamine.
Kyiv, Ukraine, 22 November 2021. Recently, Prof. Magolan and coworkers from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) reported that hexafluoroisopropyl sulfamate (HFIPS) is a convenient reagent for the sulfamoylation of alcohols and amines (Org. Lett.2021, 23, 3373–3378). HFIPS has also been used for metal-catalyzed C–H aminations (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 5783–5789) and for the synthesis of aziridines using silver catalysis (Synthesis2018, 50, 4462–4470) or electrochemical conditions (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2018, 57, 5695–5698). Enamine has adapted and scaled-up the published procedure to synthesize HFIPS and make it more accessible to scientists worldwide. The reagent is now available in Enamine’s catalogue in multigram quantities.
SANTA FE, N.M., USA, & KYIV, Ukraine – September 9, 2021 – OpenEye Scientific and Enamine, a leading global provider of billions of new screening compounds to the drug discovery market, are partnering to enable faster and more accurate virtual screening of ultra-large compound libraries through access to innovative software.