PhageAI S.A. awarded 2m PLN research grant from the NCBR
PhageAI S.A. start-up has announced today that it has received a scientific grant from **The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)** for the development of missing ‘puzzles’ in our AI-based screening platform for bacteriophages .
The total value of the project is **1,928,305.00 PLN**. The project entails building a global database of bacteriophages including high-quality omics data, machine learning algorithms for automation of domain issues and optimization of the phage characterization process in the Phage Therapy protocol. It will expand PhageAI’s existing proprietary AI models by state-of-the-art genome structural and functional annotation, novel taxonomy classification and in silico evaluation of the therapeutic potential of samples, which will boost up our core technology. The output given by the new set of algorithms will be validated by phage and biology experts.
By 2023 the technology will be applicable in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies' pipelines and available to academic staff and students of bioinformatic and biotechnology fields, dealing with the topic of bacteriophage research and therapy.