Jay Ponder, professor of chemistry, has spent two decades advancing computer-aided drug design methods.
Recent advances related to video game technology may help revolutionize the drug industry by making Ponder's work practical in application. Drug Design Methodologies says its software will provide drug companies the ability to develop drugs cheaper, faster, and better by improving calculations of drug-target binding. Drug Design Methodologies says its software identifies the most promising drug candidates, eliminating problematic compounds that could have off-target effects. By doing this, the company claims to accelerate and de-risk drug development pipelines in both pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries while significantly lowering costs.