Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) is a leader in quantum computing with a focus on providing design solutions using quantum information processing. Quantum computers have existed for over 40 years, but few applications have been developed to utilize the incredible power to process information based on the complex laws of quantum mechanics.
According to Dr. Mark Jackson, scientific lead of business development with CQC, one way that quantum computing is making an impact is in quantum chemistry. CQC is working with scientists and pharmaceuticals to improve the way drugs are developed by greatly improving the way molecular structures are analyzed. This will lead to less trial and error and more effective drug treatment options.
Also, CQC is working on quantum encryption to ensure the highest level of security possible based on quantum resources. New security measures will be necessary, according to Dr. Jackson, as businesses transition to quantum computers from traditional computers.