Developing a new drug is an expensive and time consuming process.
Here’s an interesting blog post about how deep learning can speed up the process and lower the costs.
The cost of developing a new drug and bringing it to market is anywhere between $1.3 billion USD to nearly $2.9 billion USD depending on who you ask. Many of the low-hanging fruit are already picked, and the changing health landscape of modern society compounds the challenge. Our aging society is now more heavily affected by heart disease, dementia, and cancer than our progenitors were.