When your immune system encounters an antigen, it searches for an existing antibody (in the immune memory or in the germline) that will serve as a template to create a new antibody for that specific antigen. Next, your immune system begins making specific mutations to that template antibody, creating a new antibody that will bind to the new target.
We take a similar approach, using artificial intelligence (AI). Over the past decade, we’ve collected billions of measurements on millions of antibodies. This rich proprietary dataset informs computer algorithms that help design antibodies with new capabilities. In each project, we generate millions of new data points that allow us to train and refine dedicated machine learning models specifically for the task at hand.