Ahead Biocomputing, Co. Ltd.

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We assist in solving problems related to bioinformatics

The three fields of “IT-based drug discovery”, “protein-protein interaction prediction”, and “genome bigdata analysis” form the pillars of our company’s business. We possess cutting-edge and unique technologies that match industry needs in all of these fields. As a venture company certified by Tokyo Institute of Technology, we utilize our close networks with national and overseas universities/research institutes and are working to develop a new market to link advanced technology to industrial needs.

IT-based Drug Discovery

We perform drug binding affinity prediction by large-scale molecular dynamics simulation for target protein, virtual screening of a large number of candidate compounds, drug-target interaction prediction, etc. We have original technologies related to machine learning (PKRank, etc.) and virtual screening (Spresso).
  • CPathPred
    CPathPred

    Predict drug metabolic pathways from physicochemical features

  • Spresso
    Spresso

    Fast compound prescreening by fragmentation

  • PKRank
    PKRank

    Virtual screening based on learning-to-rank

We provide IT-based drug discovery services using various software (seed screening “Spresso”, machine learning-based screening “PKRank”, drug clearance pathway prediction “CPathPred”) for drug discovery support calculation, developed at Tokyo Institute of Technology, as well as contract development, research consulting and HR training.

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Protein-Protein Interaction

We perform millions-scale protein-protein interaction predictions with the state-of-the-art high-performance protein-protein docking software called MEGADOCK. We have extensive experience in protein-protein complex structure modeling, exhaustive PPI predictions, and PPI-related target identification.
*The commercial version of MEGADOCK is exclusively licensed to us by Tokyo Institute of Technology.

  • MEGADOCK
    MEGADOCK

    Protein-protein interaction predictions with supercomputing

  • MEGADOCK-Web
    MEGADOCK-Web

    Database of PPI prediction results based on tertiary structure data

We provide exhaustive PPI prediction service using MEGADOCK software, PPI analysis utilized MEGADOCK-Web database, developed at Tokyo Institute of Technology, as well as contract development, research consulting, HR training, etc.

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Genome Bigdata Analysis

We perform large-scale metagenome (16S/WGS) information analysis using the world’s fastest high-sensitivity sequence homology analysis software (GHOSTZ). We have extensive experience in oral, intestinal and environmental metagenomic analysis.
*The commercial version of GHOSTZ is exclusively licensed to us by Tokyo Institute of Technology.

  • GHOSTX
    GHOSTX

    A sequence homology search tool approximately 100 times faster than BLAST

  • GHOSTZ
    GHOSTZ

    A sequence homology search tool approximately 200 times faster than BLAST

  • GHOSTZ-GPU
    GHOSTZ-GPU

    A sequence homology search tool that utilizes GPU to further speed up GHOSTZ 5–7 times more

We provide genome data analysis service using the sequence homology search software developed at Tokyo Institute of Technology, contract development, research consulting and HR training.

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Software development

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