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Drug Design on Quantum Computers

  • Raffaele Santagati
  • Alán Aspuru-Guzik
  • Ryan Babbush
  • Matthias Degroote
  • Leticia Gonzalez
  • Elica Kyoseva
  • Nikolaj Moll
  • Markus Oppel
  • Robert Parrish
  • Nicholas Rubin
  • Michael Streif
  • Christofer Tautermann
  • Horst Weiss
  • Nathan Wiebe
  • Clemens Utschig-Utschig
arXiv:2301.04114 (2023)


Quantum computers promise to revolutionise several fields for which quantum chemical calculations are required, providing new insights into the properties of chemical systems. Computer-aided drug design could take advantage of such accurate chemical calculations. This perspective explores the demands on quantum computing from the pharmaceutical industry, where quantum computers could transform industrial research and what is needed to reach this goal.

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