In silico drug development

New Zealand News – Technology – Computer modelling future of medicine

Perhaps here’s a partial answer to Mike’s earlier post. Keep in mind the guy quoted is selling life science services for Sun Micro, but it’s an interesting vision about how computing companies see lowering the cost of drug development with awesome computing power. IBM and Hewlett-Packard also are developing life sciences services.

We believe in 10 years we can eliminate the need for all animal studies, we can eliminate phase one and phase two clinical studies, so computationally we can model a drug or therapeutic agent in the computer against the genomic data.