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Tata Consultancy Pens Protein Optimization Deal With Italian Biotech

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Tata Consultancy Services will provide its optimization tools to biotech start-up Congenia, the company said today.


Congenia, which is "promoted" by Italy's Genextra group, will use the technology to study P66, a target protein that Congenia believes is involved in several age-related diseases. The drug maker intends to develop optimized drug leads based on the protein.

TCS will use modules of its own product, TCS Bio-Suite, to work on the target protein. It will screen a "virtual fragment library" of tens of thousands of potential lead molecules to "predict which molecules might bind themselves to the target protein, thereby inhibiting its function," the company said.


TCS said it will also produce a "first-cut analysis" of the ADMET profile of the lead molecules.

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