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.
This is indeed a breakthrough if the latter was proven true and correct, a cure for cancer right at the palm of your hands saving millions of people around the globe.
In making this project a success researchers need the help of various companies and organizations like the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research as well as the GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company.
The main goal of these researchers is to utilize these supercomputers in finding suitable drugs for cancer in a short period of time so as human trials can be performed in no time. 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.
A Total Amount of $750,000 Research Investment
One of the supporters in this project is Aedin Culhane, a senior research scientist in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute believe that technology is the driving force that will allow this project to succeed.
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. Sure enough they would not invest such amount if they did not believe this is possible and this will succeed.
Significant Contributions of GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
The primary contribution of GlaxoSmithKlin is the accessibility of data pertaining to almost 2 million molecules that could be used as a part of the drugs used in curing cancer.In those molecules, 500 of which was not able to pass the development process. This data along with the supercomputers can provide complex algorithms that could literally change the course of cancer research and surpass the obstacles in the research, time being the number one problem. Preventive medications that could prevent cancer from happening in the first place, this will surely improve people’s quality of life, save and help a number of people from dying. If this project succeeds, a number of people will be saved and the quality of life they have can be improved because of this research, this is still in the course of becoming a successful endeavor but if this succeeds you’ll see how it can make a difference.