Unleash the potential of AI in drug discovery


SoftMining is a company founded in 2019 that uses AI for the design of new drugs and new materials with unprecedented efficiency. The methods, models and algorithms developed during more than 15 years of university scientific research have been integrated into a complete development platform.

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Platform usable for drug discovery and biomaterials


Multipurpose semantic engine

Our Science

We have developed new theoretical models (among others lipid membrane therapy, and semantic analysis of molecular dynamics trajectories) and new investigation techniques. These methods have made it possible to clarify the mechanism of action and to participate in the development of 3 antitumor molecules on clinical trials. In addition, two new molecules with antimicrobial activity have been developed and tested. These are two lead compounds for which tests on animal models and optimization have started.

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Antimicrobials, anticancers and rare diseases


Analysis on complex protein network


9 proprietary algorithms Multipurpose platform


Robot assisted CRO services


4 patents pending 6 products

Our Team

Stefano Piotto, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder

Stefano Piotto is Associate Professor at the University of Salerno, Department of Pharmacy where he teaches General Chemistry and BiomaterialsMaster in Chemistry (cum laude) at the University of Rome, ItalyPh.D. in Material Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, SwitzerlandHe is the Director of the Bionam Research Center on Biomaterials at the University of Salerno, a center with more than 70 professors and researchers.

He is the creator of several algorithms used in computational biology and a method of semantic analysis.
Recurrent Visiting professor at University of Balearic Islands, Spain. In 2007 was co-founder of e-Solving Srl, a company active in e-learning and advanced visualization techniques in teaching science. In 2016 he was co-founder and CEO of SmartVase Srl, a startup active in the field of biomaterials.
Among several awards, in 2016 SmartVase receives the award “Premio dei Premi” as Best Innovative Company in Italy from the Italian President of Republic.

In 2019 he is co-founder and CEO of SoftMining Srl, a startup that combines Artificial Intelligence and Computational Drug Design.

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Our customers say

"Softmining has done an excellent work studying the physical-chemical parameters of the compound SJT4A, to its molecular targets both in precise predictive in silico models and with Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR). The studies were carried out quickly and efficiently, as well as the technical reports, which were delivered with admirable speed"
Juan Carlos Ágreda
President of SJT Molecular Research S.L.

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