Powerful Generative AI Innovation Accelerates Discovery of New Molecules

Abhinav Mehla and John Murray

Since 2018, MongoDB and Google Cloud have collaborated to revolutionize the way companies interact with their data, providing an unrivaled experience in Google Cloud regions around the world through a strategic partnership. By delivering MongoDB's popular Atlas developer data platform and deep integrations with Google's data cloud to customers, the two companies are empowering businesses to create applications at scale with unprecedented data richness, all available through the Google Cloud Marketplace. This strategic partnership is bearing fruit. In the chemical industry, for example, users are now combining AI and data mining techniques using MongoDB Atlas with Google Clouds Foundation Models to accelerate the discovery of new molecules and make the process more environmentally friendly.

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The next big step in generative AI

Developers can experience the powerful capabilities of MongoDB Atlas Vector Search and Google Cloud foundation models to quickly and easily build applications with AI-powered features to enable highly personalized and engaging end-user experiences. Vertex AI provides the text embedding API to generate embeddings from customer data stored in MongoDB Atlas. Atlas Vector Search is a fully managed service that simplifies the process of effectively indexing this high-dimensional embedding data within MongoDB and being able to perform fast vector similarity searches. This combined with Google’s PaLM can be used to create advanced functionality like semantic search, classification, outlier detection, AI-powered chatbots, and text summarization - enabling developers to quickly build and scale next-generation applications.

With Atlas Vector Search, developers can build intelligent applications powered by generative AI over any type of data. MongoDB Atlas Vector search combined with Google Cloud foundation models integrates the operational database, vector search, and LLMs into a single, unified, and fully managed platform. You can find out more about using Vector Search with Google Cloud foundation models from our information hub.

Accelerating the discovery of new molecules with generative AI

Every day brings new innovations in generative AI, and Vector Search is no exception. Developers are now using Google Cloud foundation models and MongoDB Vector Search to bring inventive applications to growing industries. In one example, MongoDB Partner Exafluence is utilizing AI and data mining techniques with MongoDB Atlas Vector Search and foundation models from Google Cloud to help joint customer Anupam Rasayan discover new molecules. India-based Anupam Rasayan is one of the leading companies engaged in the custom synthesis and manufacturing of specialty chemicals.

The new platform, called Exf ChemXpert, includes configurable components for a wide variety of applications in the chemical industry, such as property prediction to help design new molecules, chemical reaction optimization to make developing molecules more environmentally friendly, and novel drug discovery to develop new treatments in the pharmaceutical industry.

The home page for EXF ChemXpert, a one-stop platform that's accelerating the discovery of new molecules
The home page for EXF ChemXpert, a one-stop platform that's accelerating the discovery of new molecules

According to Anand Desai, Managing Director of Anupam Rasayan, this powerful new integration shows great promise. "In the world of chemistry, LLMs are potential game-changers for day-to-day product research and optimization of reaction mechanisms and operations," Desai said. "It can speed up new product and process innovations, reduce usage factors and costs, and push R&D to new heights beyond conventional methods. This transformation driven by new generative AI-powered tools will bring in a shift from conventional perspectives and benefit the chemical industry at large."

In the Retrosynthesis Planner, the user asks a question about how to synthesize the chemical, acrylamide.
In the Retrosynthesis Planner, the user asks a question about how to synthesize the chemical, acrylamide.

Next steps

Generative AI represents a significant opportunity for developers to create new applications and experiences and to add real business value for customers. For more about building applications on MongoDB Atlas with Google Cloud foundation models, including demos where you can see generative AI in action with MongoDB Atlas on Google Cloud, visit this special information hub.

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