University of Leeds Collaboration Release

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DeepMatter Group PLC
12 February 2020

DeepMatter Group plc

(“DeepMatter”, the “Company” or “the Group”)

DeepMatter collaborates with the University of LEEDS

DigitalGlassware™ extends its integration capabilities across the breadth of process development laboratory equipment

12 February 2020 - DeepMatter (AIM: DMTR), the AIM-quoted company focusing on digitising chemistry, and the Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD) at the University of Leeds, have commenced a project to integrate DeepMatter's technology platform, DigitalGlassware™ within the iPRD's laboratories.

The project is a step in the development of a robotic laboratory, where chemicals will be synthesized with the assistance of artificial intelligence systems. iPRD is a leading centre that brings together international experts in chemistry and engineering to support manufacturing process innovation.

Working with Dr. Richard Bourne, Associate Professor at iPRD and a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellow in Digital Manufacturing and Discovery of Pharmaceuticals, DeepMatter will expand its platform to integrate with third-party laboratory and analytical equipment, integral to iPRD's operations. As a result, DigitalGlassware™ will be capable of full integration across the breadth of third-party hardware required by the modern process development lab.

Mark Warne, CEO of DeepMatter Group, commented: "We are delighted to be partnering with the highly regarded research team at the iPRD. By integrating third-party analytical platforms and hardware into our DigitalGlassware™ platform, the iPRD, and all future DigitalGlassware™ users, will be able to facilitate complex data capture on a longitudinal scale, redefining what it means to have a truly digital laboratory.

This is another major step forward for the capabilities of DigitalGlassware™, significantly increasing its applicability to the process chemistry industry."

Dr. Richard Bourne, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, added: "We are constantly seeking ways to bring the benefits of the digital age to the lab. It is an unceasing challenge for the chemical industry to reduce the time scale for development of new chemical products to the point of reliable manufacture and entrance into the marketplace.

Faster capture, manipulation and analysis of data will be key tools in this endeavour and we are delighted to be working with the DeepMatter team to bring these benefits to the iPRD."

For more information, please contact:

DeepMatter Group plc

Mark Warne, Chief Executive Officer

T: 0141 548 8156

Canaccord Genuity Limited (Nominated Advisor and Broker)

Bobbie Hilliam / Angelos Vlatakis

T: 020 7523 8000

Alma PR

Caroline Forde / Susie Hudson / Kieran Breheny

T: 020 3405 0205

University of Leeds

David Lewis

T: 0113 343 2049


About DeepMatter Group plc

DeepMatter's long term strategy is to integrate chemistry with technology, thereby enabling a greater use of artificial intelligence and reaching a point where chemicals can be autonomously synthesised through robotics. In the near term this involves the provision of an integrated software, hardware and artificial intelligence enabled platform, DigitalGlassware™, to scientists across research and process development sectors.

The DigitalGlassware™ platform allows chemistry experiments to be accurately and systematically recorded, coded and entered into a shared data cloud. The platform is designed to enable chemists to work together effectively; sharing the details of their experiments from anywhere and in real- time, so that work is not needlessly duplicated, time and money wasted, and ultimately so new discoveries may be made faster.

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University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, with more than 38,000 students from more than 150 different countries, and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. The University plays a significant role in the Turing, Rosalind Franklin and Royce Institutes.

We are a top ten university for research and impact power in the UK, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and are in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings 2020. Additionally, the University was awarded a Gold rating by the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017, recognising its 'consistently outstanding' teaching and learning provision. Twenty-six of our academics have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships - more than any other institution in England, Northern Ireland and Wales - reflecting the excellence of our teaching.

Over a third of our academics are involved in applied research or as consultants to industry, and over the last ten years, the University of Leeds has produced more than 100 'spin-out' companies.

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