A quantum leap in drug discovery



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    In 2020 everyone will want to persuade you to join their quantum software camp. Not everyone will come away happy. Huddling round the community fire may be a good way to keep the chills of quantum winter at bay. Making camp Everyone knows how lucrative controlling the software playing field ... read more
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  • Europe’s drive to create wealth from Quantum Technology
    The focus of the EU’s €1b Quantum Flagship programme is not basic science, nor is it simply about bringing new technologies to market. The end-goal is driving wealth creation, jobs and societal benefits in Europe. This requires kick-starting the competitive position of European industry in this sector and making Europe ... read more
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Latest News
  • ProteinQure raises $4M seed round to unlock the potential of protein therapeutics
    ProteinQure is helping to create a world where drugs are engineered. We have been building the computational methods needed to unlock the full potential of protein therapeutics (biologics). That opportunity is critical to addressing unmet clinical needs.Today, we are privileged to announce a USD $4M Seed round led by Felicis Ventures ... read more
    Source: ProteinQuire – BlogJuly 25, 2019
  • Quantum Value: A new hope
    The massive scientific scope required to develop next-generation technologies can sometimes make it difficult to identify small incremental improvements that may change a paradigm. The quantum computing industry has coalesced around the notion of quantum advantage. In colloquial terms, this is the point where we can solve a commercially valuable ... read more
    Source: ProteinQuire – BlogApril 2, 2019
  • Building the world’s first quantum app for protein folding with Rigetti
    Rigetti announced today that ProteinQure will be one of Rigetti’s Developer Partners to develop the first generation of practical quantum applications.We are proud to become one of the Rigetti Quantum Cloud Service (QCS) Developer Partners! This marks the beginning of an ecosystem for near-term quantum applications and we are excited ... read more
    Source: ProteinQuire – BlogSeptember 7, 2018
  • Three rules for founding a quantum computing startup
    ProteinQure on the mainstage of CDL Super SessionOn June 7th, ProteinQure graduated from the quantum computing stream of the Creative Destruction Lab. While this marks a significant accomplishment, it is only the beginning. We’ve raised our pre-seed, begun hiring and are moving quickly to build the next generation of computational drug ... read more
    Source: ProteinQuire – BlogAugust 13, 2018
  • Welcome into the fold
    Everything you need to know about the protein folding problemFind out more at www.proteinqure.comA protein in its native stateProtein folding is a “holy grail” problem in the field of biology. Chemists, biologists, and physicists have pursued it for decades, uncovering astonishing complexity. Solving it would be grounds for a Nobel prize. Molecular ... read more
    Source: ProteinQuire – BlogJune 26, 2018
  • Skate to where the quantum puck is going
    Wayne Gretzky was once asked what made him great.“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been”Which makes sense, because no one can afford to be stuck in a crowd with their competitors. So why do large enterprises fail to do the same with emerging technologies? ... read more
    Source: ProteinQuire – BlogMay 9, 2018
  • Designing a healthier tomorrow
    Imagine how they built the first Tesla Model S.First they started by building a million prototypes, each with random variations. Then they performed tests in the lab; checking to ensure basic functionality (do the lights work, can it make left turns, does the engine start). Tesla then moved on to animal ... read more
    Source: ProteinQuire – BlogApril 26, 2018
Project Description

Computational protein drug design.
ProteinQure uses artificial intelligence and quantum computing for the computational design of protein drugs. Antibodies, peptides, and other protein-based drugs have low toxicity and are capable of targeting a broad range of biological targets outside the scope of traditional small molecule therapeutics. Due to their structural complexity and dynamic flexibility, novel protein-based drugs are challenging to discover. Our software enables the rational design of protein-based drugs via atomistic simulations of the protein folding and binding process.
ProteinQure is a Toronto based biotech firm. We create computational R&D tools to perform drug design in silico. We leverage quantum computing, molecular simulations and reinforcement learning to engineer novel therapeutics.

Protein drugs of tomorrow
Despite their inherent advantages, it is very difficult to design protein based therapeutics.
ProteinQure is building scalable technologies to aid in structure based protein design.

Protein Therapeutics
We design small peptide based therapeutics (including cyclic peptides).

Structure Based Design
Exploring protein structures without data or known crystal structures.

Frontier Technologies
Quantum computing, artificial intelligence and molecular dynamics simulations.

Scalable Approach
The first step to designing large protein-based drugs beyond the current paradigm.

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