A Quantum Revolution in Drug Discovery
Polaris Quantum Biotech (POLARISqb), the first drug discovery platform built on a quantum computer, is transforming health for people everywhere by revolutionizing drug design with the acceleration of lead time for preclinical drug candidates. Drug development begins with drug discovery – a three year and $4 million dollar process. The POLARISqb drug design platform enables real-time adaptability by compressing the lead time for preclinical drug candidates from years to months. We are using quantum computers to solve a quadratic unconstrained binary optimization (QUBO) problem by identifying lead compounds from virtual libraries of billions of molecules. Here we will discuss previous work on rapid design of lead-like compounds for the Dengue viral RNA-dependent-RNA polymerase (RdRp) and how we can apply the POLARISqb platform to other pharmaceutical targets.