ASCEND is an evidence-based platform designed to accelerate drug discovery and complex research workflows across therapeutic areas.

ASCEND is powered by our evidence engine, built from ontologies and multi-modal AI to understand the vast history of biomedical experiments with explainability and domain expertise.


Why we are different
Data Foundation
Data Foundation
Access to the most comprehensive biomedical dataset including closed access papers, patents, preprints and third party data.
Scalable Enterprise-Grade Software
Not just a model or graph, scalable enterprise-grade software solution to support workflows that have never been mapped before.
Biology-Specific Multimodal AI
Multimodal biological LLMs focused on understanding experiments from both text and figures. Powerful GenAI without hallucinations and with scientific explainability.
Internal Data
Internal Data Integrations
Integration of internal pharma data (ELNs, sharepoints, materials) across all TAs with enterprise-grade security and service.
Science First
Not just a technology company. Science-first solution with scientific support and onboarding. Over 100 scientists working hand-in-hand with over 100 engineers and AI experts.
In the News
Building the Disease Biology Generative AI Platform for Pharma R&D
Mapping the GenAI Landscape in Pharma R&D
BenchSci Raises $95 Million Series D Funding to Enable Drug Discovery Innovation at Scale With its Groundbreaking AI Platform ASCEND