C4X Discovery uses virtual reality for drug discovery
Molecule Design in VR
C4X Discovery models drug molecules in 3D spaces for VR manipulation
Virtual reality applications exist in many different fields, but the medical field is a great use case for the technology.
C4X Discovery has found a way to make use of virtual reality to aid with drug discovery.
To understand what exactly C4X Discovery does, you must first understand the two synthetic software platforms that comprise it. These platforms are called Taxonomy3 and Conformetrix.
Looking at Conformational information of Lisinopril in VR
Taxonomy3 is a human genetics analysis platform that makes use of mathematics to find and validate drug targets used in the treatment of many different diseases.
Conformetrix is a more visual application, bringing up the 3D shape of drug molecules from in vitro data.
The Conformetrix patented technology platform allows the dynamic 3D-shapes of free drug molecules to be precisely measured from experimental data, giving medicinal chemists new and unprecedented insights into the behaviour and physical properties of drug molecules.
The measurement, analysis and use of dynamic 3D-shapes is at the heart of the C4X drug discovery engine. The focus and clarity that these provide allows for them to make rapid progress in developing new and better drugs at a fraction of the cost compared to best industry practice.
VR Multiplayer Prototyping
Adding in Virtual Reality with 4SightProject
What this all essentially adds up to is a platform that takes the 3D shape of drug molecules and pairs it up with the kinds of needs around the world that remain unmet in the drug world. The Taxonomy3 application helps identify what causes disease rather than the symptoms of the disease, making for a more potent method of handling the discovery of these potentially life-saving drugs.
These 3D shapes are what help researchers visualize a drug’s effect on a disease. Scientists and researchers can use the C4X platform to see these three-dimensional shapes.
Via the 4SightProject, C4X Discovery has made it possible to visualize drug molecules using 3D immersive virtual reality to further their understanding of how they work. Scientists can manipulate the molecules at will and collaborate with other researchers at any time.
The approach of using virtual reality for drug discovery will continue to evolve. Visit C4X Discovery for more information.