Ontotext and DrugBank Join Efforts

to Explore Drug Data

Ontotext, part of Sirma Group has just announced its partnership with DrugBank, one of the world’s most widely used reference drug resources. The new collaboration will empower commercial and academic Pharma and Healthcare researchers in their efforts to discover and repurpose drugs for treating various illnesses.

DrugBank’s unique bioinformatics and cheminformatics database will be reinforced by using an RDF format, governed by the DrugBank research team and maintained by Ontotext. RDF provides a self-explanatory and machine-readable format that is a better way to ensure semantic data interoperability and provides a wide range of possibilities for further developments.

The Pharma and Healthcare research could enormously benefit from this technology advancement, based on the agile knowledge management and retrieval system that semantic technology provides.

Since its foundation in 2006, DrugBank has one of the world’s most widely used reference drug resources. It is widely used by the drug industry, pharmaceutical researchers, pharmacists, pharmacologists, medicinal chemists, regulatory agencies and the general public.

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