Timeline

November 2022
Project NEWROAD and kick off meeting

The aim of the NEWROAD project is to develop an EU-wide capability for Systematic Drug Repurposing (SDR). To achieve this, NEWROAD will develop an open, collaborative, in silico platform for drug repurposing in oncology based on Augmented Intelligence (AuI) architecture layered on top of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, initially targeted at rare and paediatric cancer research. The kickoff meeting of the NEWROAD project will take place in Salerno, Italy, on November 28th, 2022, with partners University of Salerno, Laminar Pharma SA and Biovista Inc. This project is co-funded by the European Commission for 1.6 M € grant agreement 101080024.

October 2022
EHTVS a tool for high throughput virtual screening

The extremely high throughput virtual screening tool EHTVS is finally available. This allows the screening of libraries of more than 10^12 ligands on hundreds of receptors with a speedup of more than 6 orders of magnitude! This means screening all known molecules on your target in one day.

August 2022
Another important step forward in SoftMining’s growth

We have established SoftMining Pte. LTd. in Singapore!

July 2022
Matisse: a new tool for binding similarity

Matisse can calculate the similarity between binding pockets in terms of geometry and topology. It is used in drug repurposing and toxicity/selectivity assessment.

June 2022
Future Labs Live

SoftMining is present at the Future Labs Live 2022 event in Basel

March 2022
SMAU 2022

SoftMining is present at the SMAU | Italy RestartsUp event in Paris

March 2022
Waterscope: a new tool to predict binding energy

AI tool for binding energy estimation that employs the molecular dynamics of water molecules on the surface of a receptor. Valid for identifying binding sites and for an accurate calculation of the free energy variation in a binding process.

February 2022
Project MIND

SoftMining receives a Eurostars (Eureka Network) grant for its innovative MIND project, which aims to identify drugs targeting neurological diseases.
The project is in partnership with the University of Salerno and Laminar Pharma srl.

December 2021
IRCAI Global Top 100 list 2021

SoftMining has developed semantic analysis methods of wide applicability. Its proposal has been rated as excellent by IRCAI reviewers and therefore has made it into the top 100 projects list. https://ircai.org/top100/entry/echealth/

November 2021
WET: unprecedented accuracy in binding prediction

Our new tool WET marks a tremendous advance in predicting the proper binding of small molecules. Indicating the correct ligand pose, WET achieved an RMSD between the experimental and predicted pose <1Å in 100% of the tested complexes.
Moreover, WET can predict the binding energy of complexes with high accuracy. The model was validated on a set of 250 receptor-ligand complexes with known experimental binding energy.

October 2021
SMAU 2021

SoftMining is present at the SMAU event in Milan

August 2021
Evaluating Epidemiological Risk by Using Open Contact Tracing Data: Correlational Study

During the 2020s, there has been extensive debate about the possibility of using contact tracing (CT) to contain the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and concerns have been raised about data security and privacy. Little has been said about the effectiveness of CT. In this paper, we present a real data analysis of a CT experiment that was conducted in Italy for 8 months and involved more than 100,000 CT app users.
A new paper published on J Med Internet Res 2021;23(8):e28947
doi: 10.2196/28947

April 2021
PATENTS: two novel antimicrobial peptides

We filed patent applications for two novel antimicrobial peptides active on Gram+ and partially selective for Staphylococcus aureus. The sequences are promising leads for the development of antimicrobial drugs that are not susceptible to antibiotic resistance and highly selective for S. aureus.
The novel peptide sequences were obtained using our Drug Discovery Platform, based on proprietary neural networks.

March 2021
FESR Regione Campania

The new SoftMining project named MIND ((Molecules Inhibiting Neurodegenerative Diseases) has obtained the “Campania Start Up 2020” – PO FESR 2014-2020 funding from Regione Campania

March 2021
PATENTS: Bluetooth methods for smart devices

We filed two patents that leverage Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for interface and distance estimation between mobile devices.
The developed methods enable devices to detect the presence of another device even if they have different operating systems, and to estimate the distance between them reliably and efficiently without establishing a persistent connection between the two devices.

November 2020
Folden: a new tool for protein folding

FOLDEN has numerous applications. The prediction of the distance and orientation between residues can be useful not only to predict the three-dimensional structure of a protein, but in all fields in which the interactions that are established between two proteins must be analyzed.
Examples of these applications are:
– the docking protein/protein or protein peptide,
– the different induced fit of a protein target in relation to interactions with a pool of ligands
– self-assembly of peptides on surfaces or membranes. This last aspect is particularly useful for the analysis of the mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides.
3D structure (PDB: 6PTE) predicted with FOLDEN 0.98 Å RMSD

August 2020
Global Internet Competition of “Straight to Wuzhen”

We are proud to announce that SoftMining was selected for the semifinals of Global Interent Competition Straight to Wuzhen. Together with us also a german startup InfraMobility and from UK, Ancon Technology, a cloud-based biomarker application using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to help identify volatile organic compounds.
The World Internet Conference is a worldwide Internet-focused event hosted annually by the Cyberspace Administration of China and Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government. It is the conference of highest level that has the most participants in China, and also the top-level summit around the world. The conference is aimed to provide an international platform for China to connect itself with the world and a Chinese platform for the Internet governance based on international collaboration and common interests, so that all countries can have win-win cooperation by seeking consensus through communications.

August 2020
Convivio@GFF app.

Convivio Giffoni Film Festival, is a multi platform App (Android and iOS) used during the event to indicate the safety distance to be observed.

July 2020
ImmersiveACT

ImmersiveACT at the Salerno DIOCESAN MUSEUM CONFERENCE ROOM Filippo Trotta and Stefano Piotto will present Immersive ACT.
The new app developed by SoftMining s.r.l. that is part of the Alfonso Gatto Foundation’s art and urban regeneration activities.
https://www.salernoletteratura.com/evento/passeggiate-sonore/

June 2020
Sm-Covid-19 app – Tracing app against COVID-19

Compatibility with the Google+Apple API adds value to the algorithms and statistical models we are developing.
For more details visit
https://smcovid19.org/

March 2020
WIRED.IT

Wired analyzed all the apps that can already be used for coronavirus contact tracing.
Among them is SM_Covid19
You can find the article on WIRED.IT

March 2020
Corriere della Sera

SoftMining’s team of specialists developed an app called “SM_Covid19” that can assess the risk of virus transmission by monitoring anyone who tests positive.
You can find the article here

February 2020
SoftMining is in Berlin for the EIT Health Matchmaking Event

The EIT Health Matchmaking event from 4 to 6 February in Berlin closes the series of Matchmaking Events for the EIT Health Business Plan 2021.

November 2019
China-Italy Best Startup Show Case & Entrepreneurship Competition

SoftMining is present in Foshan – Wenzhou – Beijing for the “China-Italy Best Startup Show Case & Entrepreneurship Competition”

November 2019
FLOCKING: the future of in silico combinatorial chemistry

The concept of chemical space is widely used in the pharmaceutical field in the design of libraries and datasets. Virtual chemical space is astronomically large, and exploring it computationally is impossible. Our new tool Flocking© generates libraries of analogues directly in the binding site during molecular dynamics. Flocking© explores the chemical space and finds the best combinations for the binding pocket in a far more efficient way than the random compound generation of classical combinatorial chemistry. The tool combines the advantages of Structure-Based Drug Design with the accuracy of molecular dynamics, drastically reducing the number of possible compounds to analyze.

November 2019
BIO-Europe Conference – Hamburg, Germany

SoftMining  is present in Hamburg  at the BIO-Europe Conference, 25th Annual International Partnering Conference

November 2019
EIT Health Innostars Headstart

SoftMining is among the startups selected by the EIT Health Innostars Headstart program

October 2019
China Italy Best Startup Showcase

SoftMining receives the third prize during the China Italy Best Startup Showcase

October 2019
BIONAM2019

SoftMining is present at BIONAM2019 the international conference on Bio and Nanomaterials.

May 2019
CLINGLIO Meeting in Palma

SoftMining CEO Stefano Piotto was present at CLINGLIO Meeting held in Palma in May 2019. The CLINGLIO project aims to advance a novel drug, 2OHOA, for the treatment of glioblastoma towards an initial market entry in Europe. For this purpose, the CLINGLIO project will encompass a demonstrative phase IIB clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of an innovative therapy, based on 2OHOA and SoC in subjects with primary newly diagnosed glioblastoma.

May 2019
PDBClean: a tool for Structure preparation

We have developed a tool (PDBclean) to automatically and quickly pre-process the PDB file of the step 1. The output consists of a minimized structure formed at least by ligand and receptor. Metals are not overlooked but recognized as part of the receptor, as well as the co-factors. Molecules such as crystallization solvent or dissolved impurities are removed. The crystallographic structure of the ligand/receptor complex is restricted to a monomer to simplify and speed up the next steps.

May 2019
Chengdu International Business Experience

Softmining CEO Stefano Piotto was a guest at “2019 Chengdu International Business Experience – New international perspective, new business opportunities”, a 5 day event aimed at further improving the connection between international business resources and the market of Chengdu.
See the video here

May 2019
SMART&START ITALIA

The project presented by SoftMining for the development of a platform AI-based for drug design has been financed by the Smart & Start Italy program.

February 2019
Incorporation of SoftMining

Legal office in Avellino (Italy), headquarter in Fisciano (SA) (Italy)