TeraDiscoveries and Microsoft this week announced a partnership under which Microsoft will provide support and cloud computing time on its Windows Azure platform, which TeraDiscoveries will use to identify inhibitors of 25 biological targets.

Specifically, TeraDiscoveries will use its Inverse Design computational modeling software running on the Azure platform to mine virtual chemical libraries to find the strongest inhibitors of specific biological targets that have good clinical trial properties and have a low probability of toxic side effects, the company said.

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