UK-based drug discovery services firm Molplex is using Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure to build its computational compound screening business.

Molplex collaborated with Microsoft Research Connections to build its Clouds Against Disease service, which is based on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform and runs proprietary virtual screening algorithms.

David Leahy, Molplex’s CEO, explained that the company began developing the computational candidate screening technology about six or seven years ago.

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