Given the evolutionary proximity of fungi to humans, drugs derived from fungi often target the same protein in humans.

Fungi are prodigious manufacturers of small molecules that engage human targets and act as “avatars” to help find small molecule therapeutic solutions for human diseases.

LifeMine has amassed the largest fully genomicized fungal strain collection in existence.

It is comprised of 100,000 deep-sequenced wild-type fungi spanning over 25,000 species, from leading pharmaceutical companies including Merck, Schering-Plough, Pfizer, Wyeth, Lederle and others.

LifeBank provides a virtually limitless amount of biological space to digitally search for new drugs.