GLASGOW-based digital chemistry pioneer DeepMatter has won a vote of confidence from a university in England.

DeepMatter has agreed a collaboration deal with the University of Nottingham which will use the company’s DigitalGlassware technology in its teaching work.

The DigitalGlassware product combines hardware and software. It allows scientists to record huge amounts of information about experiments automatically in digital form so they can be shared on the internet.

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DeepMatter reckons the technology could provide a significant boost to the efficiency of firms working in areas such as pharmaceuticals by easing access to specialist data and making experiments easily reproducible.

The University of Nottingham will use the technology in support of its move to a paperless Digital Teaching Laboratory.

Andrew Nortcliffe, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the university noted: “Data led approaches to chemical research are starting to become more prevalent in industry, turning to digital solutions to increase accuracy, efficiency and reproducibility of chemical reactions.”

He added: “DigitalGlassware is a natural fit in our teaching labs as it exposes data led approaches to our students in a meaningful way, preparing them better for their future chemical careers.”

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DeepMatter chief executive Mark Warne said he hoped the students who used DigitalGlassware would become advocates for greater use of digital as they entered the chemistry industry.

The collaboration will involve undergraduate students performing a series of chemical reactions using DigitalGlassware over the course of four weeks.

In December DeepMatter launched a collaboration with AstraZeneca to look at ways of harnessing DigitalGlassware to speed up the drug development process.

Shares in DeepMatter closed up 0.1p at 2.15p on the Aim market.