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Open Drug Discovery Teamshttp://molmatinf.com/oddt.html                                                  Dr. Alex M. Clark...
The Problem$           •   Drug discovery research is very asymmetric.            •   Diseases with many wealthy sufferers...
The Solution• government      funding   • academics        publication• pharma                    • startups• charity     ...
The App                                     •   iPhone, iPod, iPad                                     •   Free!          ...
Topic Browsing                                             •     Magazine-like                                            ...
The Business Model•       App is free, data is totally open•       Funding options:    -     Charitable donations, e.g. Ki...
More Informationhttp://molmatinf.com/oddt.htmlhttp://cheminf20.orghttp://collabchem.com                                   ...
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Montreal NewTech: Open Drug Discovery Teams

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Presentation by Alex Clark at Montreal NewTech on 1/May/2012, about the Open Drug Discovery Teams project.

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  1. 1. Open Drug Discovery Teamshttp://molmatinf.com/oddt.html Dr. Alex M. Clark Dr. Sean Ekins May 2012 Montréal NewTech © 2012 Molecular Materials Informatics, Inc. and Collaborations in Chemistry 1
  2. 2. The Problem$ • Drug discovery research is very asymmetric. • Diseases with many wealthy sufferers get most of the attention: great return on investment. # • Rare diseases? Neglected markets? • Resources are extremely tight. • Cannot afford not to share research.
  3. 3. The Solution• government funding • academics publication• pharma • startups• charity • independents • literatureOpen Drug Discovery Teams • blogs Twitter • open science• content aggregation• research #hashtags communities
  4. 4. The App • iPhone, iPod, iPad • Free! bit.ly/JHsfhz#sanfilipposyndrome #tuberculosis #leishmaniasis#greenchemistry #hivaids #huntingtons#malaria #chagas #H5N1
  5. 5. Topic Browsing • Magazine-like • Thumbnails • Links • Molecules • Voting• Users curate the relevant content by endorsing• Interaction is done by tweeting from the app• The result is a crowd-curated knowledge resource
  6. 6. The Business Model• App is free, data is totally open• Funding options: - Charitable donations, e.g. Kickstarter - Research grants, e.g. Gates fund - Sponsorship, e.g. per-topic donations - Advertising to a well targeted audience• Adding additional value to data and selling subscriptions• Significant new intellectual property, can be licensed for internal use
  7. 7. More Informationhttp://molmatinf.com/oddt.htmlhttp://cheminf20.orghttp://collabchem.com @aclarkxyz @collabchem © 2012 Molecular Materials Informatics, Inc. and Collaborations in Chemistry 7
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