Breakthrough in Technology – Can Supercomputers Assist Drug Development for Cancer
For several decades, cancer is and was considered as one of disturbing illness in the world more so a group of scientists who are affiliated with the ATOM believe that supercomputers can reduce the time it takes to develop new cure for cancer.
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.
Researchers are not alone in finding a new cure for cancer; they are working with one of biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world the GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR).
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. You might this is still far from reality but with advancements in the medical field like preclinical imaging and augmented reality, drug development for cancer is already attainable in no time contrary to what others think. Many people believe in this project to succeed that is why many people and organizations invest their time and effort for this project. 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.
In addition, Helen Diller, a great addition to these wonderful researchers disclose that each year the University of San Francisco is investing $750,000 in research and lab for this project. Why would they invest such amount if they did not think it is attainable, this is the clear logic of the situation.
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.Among those molecules 500 were already taken out of the picture because it was not able to pass the drug 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.