Column | Quantum Computing Makes Inroads in Life Sciences

EricLuyer
Quantum computing enables industries to tackle problems they never would have attempted to solve with a classical computer. In 2016, IBM was the first company to put a quantum computer on the cloud, signalling a move from theoretical mathematics to real-world applications and discovering solutions. A few years ago we developed a forecasting tool called a Life-Science Radar to identify key areas in the markets we serve and share our predictions of when these trends will become mainstream. One of the trends identified was Quantum Computing. In 2019 we placed this technology at the very outer section of our Life Sciences Radar diagram as we considered that it would take some years before this technology became “mainstream”. However, technology developments have moved quickly over the last few years, benefiting from faster and more sophisticated...