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Nov 2020

FDA grants Emergency Use Authorisation for baricitinib in hospitalised COVID-19 patients nine months after initial hypothesis was published by BenevolentAI

BenevolentAI scientists first identified baricitinib as a potential treatment for COVID-19 in early February 2020 using Benevolent's AI tools and biomedical knowledge graph.
Sep 2020

BenevolentAI’s platform-derived hypothesis for COVID-19 treatment validated in US NIAID randomised control trial

NIAID trial shows baricitinib in combination with remdesivir reduces the recovery time in patients hospitalised with COVID-19, validating BenevolentAI’s AI-derived hypothesis.
Jul 2020

Clinical data validates BenevolentAI's AI predicted hypothesis for baricitinib as a potential treatment for COVID-19

Research published in EMBO Molecular Medicine confirms AI predictions for anti-viral and anti-cytokine signalling effects of baricitinib in critically hospitalised COVID-19 patients
Sep 2019

BenevolentAI announces $90 million investment from Temasek

BenevolentAI has raised $90 million from Temasek. The funding will be used to scale and develop the Benevolent Platform as well as further progress BenevolentAI drug programmes developed in-house and through collaborations.