Drug Development for Cancer: How Supercomputers Fasten the Research
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.
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. Many people believe in this project to succeed that is why many people and organizations invest their time and effort for this project. Certainly these organizations have clear and feasible reasons why they support this project and just think of it this way, if it becomes successful many people will benefit from it.
A Total Amount of $750,000 Research Investment
According to Aedin Culhane, a senior research scientist this endeavor is no longer in the brim of total failure, the chances of getting a successful research is already increasing with the aid of technology.
It was also revealed by one of the members in the research team, in the person of Helen Diller that each year the University of San Francisco allot $750,000 for this research and lab. Why would they invest such amount if they did not think it is attainable, this is the clear logic of the situation.
The GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) pharmaceutical company
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. There are many obstacles in the research one of which is time but with these computers long with these data this could be the answer to cancer and probably change the entire course of cancer research. 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. The effects of this research are great if it succeeds, many people can be saved, this will also allow them to be more beneficial members in the society.