Breakthrough in Technology – Can Supercomputers Assist Drug Development for Cancer
Technology has brought tremendous changes in the field of medicine, as of today the ATOM also known as the Accelerating Therapeutics for Opportunities in Medicine believe that the development of a new cure for cancer is possible within a year thru supercomputers.
If the latter is indeed possible, you can just imagine how it could help millions of people who just want to have their lives back when they didn’t have such disease.
In line with this project, two of biggest names in the medical field are affiliated with these researches like the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research as well as the GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) pharmaceutical company.
What the researchers propose is to utilize supercomputers to reduce the time it takes to find drugs for cancer and test it as soon as possible. This may remain a dream if technological advancements were not made luckily you now have augmented reality and preclinical imaging which makes the development of drugs faster than ever. There are a lot of people who believe in this project that is why tons of organizations are supporting this research. Success is just around the corner, you can just imagine how many people it can help if the project is successful.
Research Investments Amounting to $750,000
The odds of not being able to develop new drugs for cancer is already minimal because of recent change in the technological aspects in the medical field as a matter of fact Aedin Culhane is hopeful for this.
Moreover, according to Helen Diller the University of San Francisco is also taking an active part in developing the research and lab necessary for the project, this is possible by investing $750,000 per annum. If this is not possible then those people would not invest a substantial amount of money for this research.
The role of GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
Without a doubt one of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical field is the GlaxoSmithKlin, their contribution is more on providing access to nearly 2 million molecules that might be used in drug development.It was also found out that 500 molecules were not able to make it through the other stages in drug development. A lot of developments were already made in cancer research and undeniably the use of supercomputers might take this research into greater heights and overcome the obstacles in this research like time for instance. If you are given the chance to provide preventive medications to cancer, would you rather not take the path leading to it of course any person would want to provide treatments that could help in the prevention of cancer. You can just imagine how many people will be saved if this project come to a success, this will not just improve their life but also allow this people to be a living testimony of how powerful science is.
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