Palantir Technologies Inc. | December 21, 2021
Palantir Technologies Inc. a leading builder of operating systems for the modern enterprise, and Dewpoint Therapeutics the leading biomolecular condensates company, announced a partnership for Palantir’s Foundry platform to help power Dewpoint’s efforts to discover treatments and cures for the most challenging diseases.
Palantir Foundry will help to enable researchers at Dewpoint to further their understanding of condensates biology by analyzing lab data along with other data sources, including data from the published literature and databases, to identify new compounds and therapeutic approaches.
Dewpoint will also use Foundry as the primary platform for its centralized knowledge repository, helping it contextualize its experimental results and prioritize the most viable outcomes. This multi-year agreement marks one of Palantir’s most comprehensive partnerships with a biotechnology company.
Palantir Foundry is designed to integrate disparate and siloed information sources to lead to data-driven analysis and decision making. It allows users to track lineage across systems, making it particularly suited for work in life sciences and the biotechnology sector, where data sources come from several unique and separate systems.
At Dewpoint, Foundry will be able to work seamlessly with the existing systems in its laboratories to provide researchers with a comprehensive foundation for exploration and analysis.
“We think Dewpoint is changing the way the world approaches drug design by exploring new frontiers of disease biology, requiring a game changing solution that goes beyond just cloud and infrastructure to drive their R&D and scale with their vision as they grow. We are proud to partner with Dewpoint and share their passion of working on one of the most exciting translational medicine approaches of our time.”
Lalarukh Haris Shaikh, Palantir’s Head of Biotech
Foundry will help researchers make decisions around compound and target viability and streamline experiments and automate analysis by creating a digital twin of the research environment. One concrete example of Foundry’s use at Dewpoint Therapeutics is the expansion of the data foundation to include advanced genetic analysis for disease association and correlation with condensate content, empowering future discoveries.
“Key to our approach has been creating a seamless connection between our wet-lab and dry-lab capabilities, with machine learning and AI at the center. Foundry has provided us with a solid foundation for us to fully connect and operationalize our entire lab to enterprise and enable the discovery and development of new drugs,” said Dewpoint CEO Ameet Nathwani.
About Biomolecular Condensates
Biomolecular condensates, formed through a process called phase separation, are membraneless droplets inside cells that facilitate molecular interactions and help cells perform vital functions. Condensates have been shown to play a critical role in key biological processes and in serious, intractable diseases across areas including neurodegeneration, cancer, inflammation, infectious disease, metabolic disease, and rare genetic disorders. The first condensates were observed more than 100 years ago. It is only in the last dozen years, though, that scientists—including Dewpoint founders Tony Hyman of the Max Planck Institute in Dresden and Rick Young of the Whitehead Institute—have begun to understand the dynamic nature and function of condensates. Dewpoint develops drugs that exploit this biology.
About Dewpoint Therapeutics
Dewpoint Therapeutics is the first company to apply the emerging understanding of biomolecular condensates to drug discovery. Dewpoint believes that a vast range of conditions have pathways that are regulated by condensates or arise from the dysfunction of condensates — including cancer, neurodegeneration, infectious disease, and metabolic disease. Dewpoint scientists work in Boston, Dresden, and Berlin to translate condensate biology into treatments for the toughest diseases.
About Palantir Technologies Inc.
Palantir Technologies Inc. builds and deploys operating systems for the modern enterprise.