Ligand Pharmaceuticals | July 29, 2021
Landing AI announced today that it has entered into a software licensing deal with Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated to integrate LandingLens into Ligand's OmniAb and xPloration antibody discovery platforms. LandingLens is a software platform that offers an end-to-end process for developing, experimenting and delivering AI-powered visual inspection solutions.
The new AI-powered tools enhance Ligand's high-throughput single B cell screening accuracy and throughput in a wide range of complex biological assays, possibly increasing the output of antibodies with desired characteristics in less time.
"Landing AI, led by world-renowned AI pioneer Andrew Ng, is a proven and trusted partner in enabling their clients to achieve the business value of computer vision," says Bob Chen, Ph.D., Ligand Pharmaceuticals' Director, Systems Engineering. "We selected Landing AI because of its unique data-centric approach, which puts collecting high-quality data at the core of AI development. Notably, the LandingLens software platform includes plenty of data preparation tools and features that enable us to create reliable and consistent datasets that we can iterate on over time to improve our existing AI systems continuously."
"Deep learning and AI have emerged as strong technologies for enabling a wide range of vision-based applications. We are happy to be working with Ligand Pharmaceuticals and are dedicated to providing the best tools to assist our customers in unlocking the promise of AI, "said John Reuter, Landing AI's Vice President of Sales.
About Ligand Pharmaceuticals
Ligand is a revenue-generating biopharmaceutical company that focuses on creating or acquiring technologies that aid pharmaceutical companies in discovering new medicines. Ligand's business strategy adds value to stockholders by offering a diverse portfolio of biotech and pharmaceutical product revenue streams backed by an efficient and low corporate cost structure. Ligand's goal is to provide investors with the chance to participate in the biotech industry's promise through a profitable, diversified, and lower-risk business than a typical biotech firm. Ligand's business strategy is built on what the company specializes in drug discovery, early-stage drug development, product reformulation, and partnering. In addition, Ligand collaborates with other pharmaceutical firms to capitalize on their capabilities (late-stage development, regulatory management, and commercialization) to generate revenue.
About AI Landing
Using enablement tools, Landing AI enables clients to realize the business and operational benefits of computer vision. LandingLens, the company's main product, is an enterprise MLOps system that enables end-to-end processes for developing, iterating, and deploying AI-powered visual inspection solutions. As data quality is important to the achievement of production AI systems, LandingLens includes plenty of specially designed data preparation tools and processes to assist users in achieving optimum data accuracy and consistency. Dr. Andrew Ng, the co-founder of Coursera, former chief scientist of Baidu, and founding lead of Google Brain, founded Landing AI, guided by a data-centric AI approach, and is uniquely positioned to help companies successfully move their AI projects from proof-of-concept to full-scale production.
Pressure BioSciences, Inc. | October 07, 2020
Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company"), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the worldwide biotechnology, biotherapeutics, and other industries, today announced the achievement of a critical milestone: the lock-in of final design specifications for the commercial production model of its proprietary, next-generation Ultra Shear Technology™ ("UST™")-based nanoemulsification system. Following achievement of this milestone, the Company has begun to build the initial "Alpha" unit of the commercial model. Once built, tested, and approved, the Company will immediately proceed to build an additional 15 ready-for-sale systems, thus enabling PBI to meet its goal of shipping the BaroShear K45 UST System in early (Q1/Q2) 2021. Based on the Company's patented UST platform, the BaroShear K45 is a unique breakthrough nanoemulsification system designed to resolve one of the most substantive problems facing manufacturers of biotherapeutic drugs, nutraceuticals (including hemp-derived CBD products), and other products containing oil-based active ingredients that are at best poorly soluble in water. As with any oil-based product, it is difficult for the water-based biochemistry of humans and other animals to access and absorb the active ingredients hidden within oil drops. Poor water solubility leads to lower absorption and bioavailability of active ingredients, which makes it particularly difficult to design and deliver proper dosing of the desired compound. More recently, growing science around nanoemulsion development has shown that oil-based active ingredients manufactured into high quality nanoemulsions have delivered dramatically increased absorption and bioavailability, resulting in higher quality finished products for the consumer.
DxTerity | June 13, 2022
DxTerity Diagnostics today announced the commercial launch of their IFN-1 Test for patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus). The IFN-1 Test supports the advancement of precision medicine to improve the lives of patients living with lupus.
DxTerity's test measures a key biomarker, Type-1 Interferon (IFN-1), an important indicator of SLE disease severity and prognosis. High IFN-1 levels have been shown to lead to higher likelihood of disease severity and an increased risk for the development of lupus nephritis in SLE patients. The DxTerity IFN-1 Test is the first commercial IFN-1 gene expression assay.
Patients living with lupus can find it difficult to predict and interpret symptoms. Each person's experience is unique and not all patients respond to standard treatments. Disease symptoms and treatment failure may be the result of a person's specific genomic activity. The DxTerity IFN-1 Test measures the expression levels of 4 genes associated with IFN-1 activity and identifies a patient as IFN-1 high or low. This information can be used by a healthcare provider to guide treatment.
Rheumatologists have long been faced with limited therapy options for lupus management. With the recent FDA approval and availability of the Type-1 Interferon receptor blocking therapy anifrolumab (Saphnelo®), lupus patients have a new and much needed treatment option.
We are excited to launch the DxTerity IFN-1 Test, the first available IFN-1 gene signature test to provide information regarding a person's unique genomic activity, It is our mission to transform patient care by developing diagnostic tools that support a personalized approach to the treatment of immune-mediated disease."
Bob Terbrueggen, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of DxTerity Diagnostics.
DxTerity Diagnostics is an ISO 13485-certified genomics company with a CLIA-licensed, CAP-accredited laboratory based near Los Angeles, CA. DxTerity Diagnostics develops simple, fast, and affordable genomic tests for disease diagnosis and disease monitoring.