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DeepMatter to work with University of Nottingham on 'DigitalGlassware' project

By Josh White

Date: Thursday 20 Feb 2020

DeepMatter to work with University of Nottingham on 'DigitalGlassware' project

(Sharecast News) - Chemistry digitisation company DeepMatter announced a collaboration with the University of Nottingham's School of Chemistry on Thursday, to explore the benefits of its 'DigitalGlassware' platform in data capture and analysis within undergraduate chemistry teaching.
The AIM-traded firm said the project, titled 'data-led synthesis - an undergraduate project in chemical optimisation' - would see undergraduate students performing a series of chemical reactions within DigitalGlassware over the course of four weeks.

It described its DigitalGlassware product as an integrated software, hardware and artificial intelligence-enabled platform, which allowed chemistry experiments to be accurately and systematically recorded, coded and entered into a shared data cloud.

The aim of the product was to bring recordability, reproducibility and shareability to the lab,, allowing chemists to produce better molecules, faster and ultimately cheaper.

DeepMatter explained that the University of Nottingham's School of Chemistry uses a "fully digital" teaching laboratory, making it an entirely paperless setting.

It said use of DigitalGlassware could "significantly increase" the reproducibility of experiments, which was key to an increasingly digital environment.

The digital teaching laboratory was a part of the university's Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)-funded new STEM teaching laboratory, which was equipped with "cutting-edge" facilities used for research and teaching.

"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," said chief executive officer Mark Warne.

"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 potential 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."

At 1501 GMT, shares in DeepMatter Group were down 2.44% at 2p.


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