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Chinese tech giant Baidu licenses mRNA algorithm to Sanofi

November 23, 2021


The French drugmaker has been enticed by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by Chinese tech giant Baidu, which controls most of China’s search engine traffic and is sometimes referred to as the country’s Google.

Less well known is that Baidu has become a major player in AI, with a business based in Silicon Valley that like Google is working on a host of projects including personal assistants driven by machine learning, autonomous cars and healthcare.

Sanofi is the first pharma company to partner with Baidu on its LinearDesign AI platform, which has been developed specifically to optimise the sequence of mRNA-based vaccines and drugs.

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