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DeepMatter Group PLC
20 February 2020
DeepMatter Group plc
(“DeepMatter”, the “Company” or “the Group”)
DeepMatter collaborates with the University of Nottingham
DigitalGlassware™ to be adopted by the University of Nottingham's School of Chemistry for undergraduate use within its Digital Teaching Laboratory
20 February 2020 - DeepMatter (AIM: DMTR), the AIM-quoted company focusing on digitising chemistry, is delighted to be collaborating with the University of Nottingham's School of Chemistry, to explore the benefits of the DigitalGlassware™ platform in data capture and analysis within undergraduate chemistry teaching.
The project, "Data led synthesis: an undergraduate project in chemical optimisation" will see undergraduate students performing a series of chemical reactions within DigitalGlassware™ over the course of four weeks. DigitalGlassware™ is an integrated software, hardware and artificial intelligence enabled platform, which allows chemistry experiments to be accurately and systematically recorded, coded and entered into a shared data cloud. The aim of DigitalGlassware™ is to bring recordability, reproducibility and shareability to the lab, enabling chemists to produce better molecules, faster and ultimately cheaper.
The University of Nottingham's School of Chemistry uses a fully Digital Teaching Laboratory, a completely paperless setting. The use of DigitalGlassware™ aims to significantly increase the reproducibility of experiments, which is key to an increasingly digital environment. The Digital Teaching Laboratory is part of the University of Nottingham HEFCE funded new STEM Teaching Laboratory that is fully equipped with cutting-edge facilities used for research and teaching. The laboratory offers students an outstanding learning experience in practical chemistry combined with the latest digital technologies for integrated working.
Mark Warne, CEO of DeepMatter Group, commented:
“We are delighted that Nottingham's chemists of the future will have access to our innovative cloud-based platform, DigitalGlassware™, supporting the University's drive towards the digitisation of chemistry and introducing the students early to digital tools. With the reproducibility crisis in chemistry estimated to have an annual financial impact of $28bn in the US alone, and currently 50% of science being deemed irreproducible, digital platforms have the potenial to transform the chemistry industry in the years ahead. We hope that these students will become advocates for greater use of digital as they enter the industry."
Andrew Nortcliffe, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Science, the University of Nottingham added:
"Data led approaches to chemical research are starting to become more prevalent in industry, turning to digital solutions to increase accuracy, efficiency and reproducibility of chemical reactions. But in the chemistry teaching lab there remains a disparity between practical work and how capturing data can refine and improve outcomes. At the University of Nottingham, we are emphasising to our students the importance of capturing and analysing data. DigitalGlassware™ is a natural fit in our teaching labs as it exposes data led approaches to our students in a meaningful way, preparing them better for their future chemical careers."
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About DeepMatter Group plc
DeepMatter's long term strategy is to integrate chemistry with technology, thereby enabling a greater use of artificial intelligence and reaching a point where chemicals can be autonomously synthesised through robotics. In the near term this involves the provision of an integrated software, hardware and artificial intelligence enabled platform, DigitalGlassware™, to scientists across research and process development sectors.
The DigitalGlassware™ platform allows chemistry experiments to be accurately and systematically recorded, coded and entered into a shared data cloud. The platform is designed to enable chemists to work together effectively; sharing the details of their experiments from anywhere and in real- time, so that work is not needlessly duplicated, time and money wasted, and ultimately so new discoveries may be made faster.
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