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PhD student’s software makes science cheaper, faster and greener 

PhD student’s software makes science cheaper, faster and greener


Scientists can try combinations of up to 30,000 atoms and see them interacting in a 3D model. Molydyn’s founder Matt Bone believes transferring work from the lab to the computer will save huge amounts of time and money spent on testing chemicals. This week Molydyn was given a £25,000 ‘Blavatnik Prize for Innovation’ by funder QantX. Richard Haycock, CEO QantX, said: “There is ongoing need for new materials discovery in relation to many aspects of industry, perhaps most pressingly in relation to new ways of dealing with the climate emergency. However, discovery cycles in this industry are slow and cumbersome. “Matthew Bone of Molydyn has impressed us with his vision of solving this problem with the use of modern digital tools. The Blavatnik Prize for Innovation is pleased to support their initiative in bringing these tools to market and ultimately helping to solve significant global challenges.”

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