Iktos and Bayer Announce Collaboration to expand the use of Artificial Intelligence to Design New Sustainable Crop Protection Solutions

Our Portfolio company, Iktos announced a collaboration with Bayer’s Crop Science division with its industry-leading R&D pipeline and portfolio of seeds & traits, crop protection and digital farming solutions to expand the use of AI in the discovery and development of new sustainable crop protection products.

Iktos’s de novo generative design software Makya™ will be deployed by Bayer scientists to facilitate the design of novel molecules according to pre-defined profiles and accelerate hit-to-lead/lead optimization, whereby potential molecular candidates are further optimized and developed into lead compounds.

We are thrilled and proud to join forces with Bayer, a leading global life science company and to have Bayer scientists use our software in their small molecule active ingredient design. It is our ultimate goal to facilitate our technology usage by expert discovery scientists, who have deep knowledge and understanding of their discovery programs. This way, the promise of AI to dramatically improve discovery will have a better chance to be realized and impact small molecule active ingredient development


said Yann Gaston-Mathé, Co-founder and CEO of Iktos.

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