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Flagship Pioneering Introduces New Pioneering Intelligence Platform

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire

Flagship Pioneering Launches Pioneering Intelligence Initiative

Today, Flagship Pioneering launched Pioneering Intelligence, an initiative of Flagship Pioneering harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate innovation in the life sciences and beyond. Flagship marked the official launch of Pioneering Intelligence with an AI Summit that drew tech and life sciences leaders from around the globe for a day long series of talks. Initiated in 2021, Pioneering Intelligence will augment the capabilities of Flagship companies, drive AI and machine learning (ML) innovation, and originate new platform companies built on AI advances.

Flagship’s Founder and CEO, Noubar Afeyan, Ph.D., stated, “Pioneering Intelligence is an increasingly important initiative of Flagship charged with accelerating innovation across our enterprise. By institutionalizing AI/ML knowledge across the ecosystem while leveraging best-in-class ML capabilities, Pioneering Intelligence not only brings value to our companies and origination teams, but also positions Flagship as a leader and key source for expertise and information exchange in the AI/ML community.”

Across the Flagship ecosystem, dozens of companies are building out AI-enabled platforms to transform drug discovery, speed up the drug development process, and gain new insights into human health and sustainability. Pioneering Intelligence is building unique AI/ML know-how that will enhance and complement the capabilities of AI-enabled platforms of Flagship companies.

Dr. Armen Mkrtchyan, Head of the Pioneering Intelligence Initiative at Flagship Pioneering, stated, “Flagship companies have been leveraging AI for many years, and by centralizing our know-how and infrastructure through Pioneering Intelligence, we can address unique challenges faced by our companies as they develop solutions for patients and the planet, as well as to solve foundational problems in biology, computation, and beyond.”

Flagship’s unique emergent discovery process produces first-of-their-kind platform companies that change the world. By driving AI/ML innovation, Pioneering Intelligence will amplify the process of creating breakthroughs and enhance Flagship’s origination process.

Geoffrey von Maltzahn, General Partner at Flagship Pioneering, explained, “There are many limitations in human cognition and intelligence that don’t apply to machines, and by using AI as a true co-pilot during our exploration process we can surpass these limits and more efficiently and effectively search for white space where new platforms can make the biggest impact.”

Pioneering Intelligence will also become a source for industry-leading AI-driven companies, focusing on harnessing advances in computation and scientific domains to originate new companies. To date, Pioneering Intelligence has launched one new platform company still in stealth.

Pioneering Intelligence is an initiative of Flagship Pioneering harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate innovation in the life sciences and beyond. Pioneering Intelligence is building unique AI and machine learning know-how to augment the capabilities of Flagship companies and enable bigger leaps in human health and sustainability, amplify the process of creating breakthrough innovations, and originate new platform companies that build on innovations in machine learning. For more information, visit or follow us on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

Flagship Pioneering is a biotechnology company that invents and builds platform companies, each with the potential for multiple products that transform human health or sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, Flagship has originated and fostered more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in more than $90 billion in aggregate value. To date, Flagship has deployed over $3.4 billion in capital toward the founding and growth of its pioneering companies alongside more than $26 billion of follow-on investments from other institutions. The current Flagship ecosystem comprises 43 companies, including Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI), Foghorn Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FHTX), Generate:Biomedicines, Inari, Indigo Agriculture, Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA), Omega Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OMGA), Sana Biotechnology (NASDAQ: SANA), Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB) and Tessera Therapeutics.

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Leah Sirama
Leah Sirama
Leah Sirama, a lifelong enthusiast of Artificial Intelligence, has been exploring technology and the digital realm since childhood. Known for his creative thinking, he's dedicated to improving AI experiences for all, making him a respected figure in the field. His passion, curiosity, and creativity drive advancements in the AI world.


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