CEO: Insilico on how AI can ‘imagine the perfect molecules’ for drug targets

Insilico’s AI-driven drug discovery process, showcased in their AI-powered robotics lab [Image courtesy of Insilico Medicine]

Insilico Medicine, an AI-based biotech startup, announced details of their first AI-designed drug candidate to enter human clinical trials. INS018_055 is an experimental treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare lung disease. Through their Insilico AI-driven drug discovery platform, they discovered and designed INS018_055 in just 30 months, significantly faster than the industry average. Phase 1 trials of INS018_055 have been completed in New Zealand and China, showing a favorable safety profile. Insilico plans to launch Phase 2 trials in 2023 to further evaluate the drug’s efficacy and tolerability. If successful, INS018_055 could provide a new treatment option for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The trial results also demonstrate the potential of AI to accele…
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