Novo Nordisk Foundation issues $200M grant to apply quantum computing to life sciences, drug discovery
The Novo Nordisk Foundation, the large Danish charity that owns the pharmaceutical company of the same name, is making a quantum leap.
Making a deep investment into what it believes is the future of life sciences, the foundation is ponying up $200 million to try to develop the world’s first quantum computer designed to develop new drugs. Novo issued the money in the form of a grant to launch the “Novo Nordisk Foundation Quantum Computing Programme” in tandem with the University of Copenhagen.
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