Exscientia: Drug Discovery Using AI For Sanofi And Self-Owned Pipeline

Apr. 12, 2022 2:05 AM ETExscientia plc (EXAI)SNY10 Comments
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  • Exscientia's AI platform is used to identify promising molecules that can proceed to the next step of drug development by large pharmaceuticals like Sanofi.
  • This technology partnership with Sanofi as well as Bristol-Myers brings millions of dollars of benefits to the cash flow.
  • These inflows are subsequently used to offset outflows incurred in developing the biotech's drug pipeline, which is either co-owned or wholly-owned.
  • Comparison with a peer reveals that the market has already rewarded the British company's superior growth metrics with higher valuations, but, considering the $100 million of revenues this year, it deserves better.
  • Updates concerning its ESX161 Covid-combating compound should constitute catalysts for an upside, but, in the same way as other biotechs, expect a high degree of volatility as well.

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Exscientia plc (NASDAQ:EXAI) which is based in the U.K. is not a conventional biotechnology company that develops drugs in a laboratory environment but rather specializes in using its artificial intelligence platform to modernize drug research


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