CytoReason, an Israeli company developing a computational model of the human body for faster drug discovery and development, recently announced a collaboration with Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
This is the first collaboration between the two companies, pairing Ferring’s medical expertise with CytoReason’s AI platform to build cell-centered disease models for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn’s and Colitis. CytoReason’s use of computational models of the human body has the potential to help Ferring innovate and accelerate drug discovery while reducing costs. Leveraging an ever-growing library of both public and proprietary molecular data, CytoReason’s technology allows scientists to gain critical information on the body’s functioning, and to address diseases such as IBD at the cellular level.
CytoReason’s computational model simulates human disease on a cellular level, minimizes the need for animal trials and makes human trials more focused and accurate.
"We are very excited to be working with the talented team at Ferring," said David Harel, CEO and Co-founder of CytoReason. "Their expertise in gastroenterology, immunology and translational medicine will allow us to better understand the complex nature of IBD, and in turn, to create more accurate models of the disease with our AI technology. Our platform will enable Ferring to develop new drugs for IBD, significantly shorten drug discovery time, dramatically reduce the costs involved, and ultimately help more patients who suffer from the chronic disease."
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