The commercialisation of quantum science in pharma

pharmaphorum podcast episode 133a

In today’s podcast, web editor Nicole Raleigh speaks with PASQAL’S technical business developer Europe, Krisztian Benyo, PhD, about the pharma applications and commercialisation of quantum science.

Quantum computing is nowadays a source of hope for dealing with problems that are too complex for classical computers. By leveraging the principles of quantum physics, quantum processing units can store loads of information simultaneously and perform exceptionally well in tackling problems with a large number of combinations.

So it is that PASQAL, in collaboration with Qubit Pharmaceuticals, is developing a hybrid quantum/classical approach that uses a classical algorithm to find the water density information in a protein and then a quantum algorithm to locate the water molecules inside any pocket, even in the buried ones. Benyo dives into the details for listeners.

You can listen to episode 133a of the pharmaphorum podcast in the player below, download the episode to your computer, or find it - and subscribe to the rest of the series - in iTunes, Spotify, acast, Stitcher, and Podbean.