Innovation

Belfast start-up Amply secures £1.4m in grants for AI drug discovery

Belfast-based firm, which is a spin-out from Queen’s University, has developed a platform to aid the discovery of new drug treatments

Dermot Tierney and Ben Thomas, founders, Amply. The Belfast-based start-up uses artificial intelligence to aid in the discovery of new drug treatments

Amply Discovery, a Belfast-based start-up which uses artificial intelligence to aid drug discovery, has secured £1.4 million (€1.6 million) in grants.

The company, a spin-out from Queen’s University, is also looking to raise a similar amount in seed financing in the coming months, it has said.

Amply was founded by Ben Thomas and Dermot Tierney in 2021 to commercialise an innovative drug discovery platform developed by researchers at the School of Biological Science at Queen’s ...