C4XD is pioneering the creation of a specialised visualiser, '4Sight', to allow its research scientists to view, understand and interrogate the complex, multidimensional molecular shape data of drug molecules. Having measured these shapes using C4XD’s Conformetrix technology, this “4D molecular data” can then be visualised and manipulated to inspire the design of drug molecules in new and innovative ways. Working from both a desktop environment and within a VR space, the visualiser also facilitates simultaneous collaboration with multiple users across various sites.
“Scientists are constantly working with very complex data, but the tools previously didn’t exist for 4D visualisation making it a challenge to realise these molecules. By bringing them alive in a virtual space, this “4D molecular data” can then be visualised and manipulated to inspire the design of drug molecules in new and innovative ways.”
Dave Sage, Software and Technology Development Strategist, C4X
4Sight acts as a hub to visualise drug molecules using the results from experimental data sources including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), molecular dynamics, and other 3D molecular data sources. It has become the central tool for conformational drug design within C4XD, enabling our chemists to make faster progress in developing new and more effective drugs for the medical industry’s needs.