DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, October 17, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) awarded POLARISqb an Other Transaction (OT) for Research Agreement in support of their work designing drugs with quantum computers. The agreement is a part of the Advanced Research Concept (ARC) topic Imagining Practical Applications for a Quantum Tomorrow (IMPAQT). POLARISqb has been developing quantum computing methods for drug discovery since their inception in 2020. Since then, they successfully built the first drug discovery pipeline that uses a quantum computer and released the first ever quantum computing powered Software as a System (SaaS) for drug discovery, Quantum-Aided Drug Design (QuADD). With this DARPA OT for Research Agreement, POLARISqb will expand their methods and translate them to work on different quantum computing architectures, allowing them to take advantage of predicted quantum advancements in the coming years.
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