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Life sciences research and quantum computing: The future is here

7 MINS READ

Sanjeev Sachdeva

CTO – Life Sciences and Global head – Advisory

Vikal Tripathy

Domain consultant, Life Sciences

Highlights

  • Research on small and large molecule properties and their interactions has always formed the basis of rational drug discovery. Quantum-inspired algorithms are expected to predict biochemical reactions better, as atomic, and sub-atomic particles follow quantum principles.
  • Minimizing damages to surrounding healthy tissues and organs during radiotherapy is a highly complex optimization problem with thousands of variables. Quantum computers have the potential to identify the most optimized and precise radiation and therapy plans after comparing all possible approaches.
  • Most compute-intense problems fall into three major categories—artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), simulation, and optimization—where applying quantum computing returns immense value.