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NewsForge: UNC Makes Profitable Investment in Open Source for Drug Research

Mar 03, 2005, 18:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"The United States spends about $30 billion annually on pharmaceutical research and development, and Europe spends about $20 billion, according to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturer's Association. For at least one major university, Linux has played a big part in making that research more efficient and cost-effective.

"Computer-aided drug discovery (CADD) is the process of identifying and testing molecules to determine their effectiveness in treating symptoms and curing diseases. It's the precursor to production of patented pharmaceuticals. CADD is huge business and hugely competitive, especially since advances in clustering and grid computing have drastically reduced the time it takes to go from hypothesis to conclusion. The widespread use of Linux in multi-CPU operations has greatly reduced the expense..."

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