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IBM, Cleveland Clinic Team for AI, Quantum in Life Sciences

Partnership with Hartree Center aims to advance health care, biomedical science through advanced computing technologies

June 10, 2024

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Three organizations have formed a partnership that aims to enhance health care and further biomedical science through advanced computing technologies, including AI and quantum computing.

IBM, Cleveland Clinic and the Hartree Center, part of the U.K. Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) plan to use innovative techniques to improve outcomes for patients.

“This international collaboration brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists, clinical researchers and physicians from across industry, government and health care,” said Cleveland Clinic chief research information officer Lara Jehi.

“The research teams will leverage high performance and quantum computing to advance life sciences, with the goal of improving healthcare and accelerating new treatments for patients around the world. Cleveland Clinic London will be a central link between innovative clinical care in the UK and Cleveland Clinic’s global footprint.”

The researchers will initially work on two projects with teams from IBM and Hartree Center. They will be supported by the Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation, a collaboration between IBM and Hartree Centre.

The first project will apply advanced AI tools to study the impact of care on patients at Cleveland Clinic London by studying how common hospital procedures affect a patient’s overall health and quality of life.

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The second project will use quantum computing to analyze large-scale data sets to identify molecular features in the body that better predict surgical response in patients with epilepsy. The researchers hope to discover biomarkers that can be used to personalize treatment plans and improve patient outcomes.

“This partnership will play an important role in advancing research into the use of cutting-edge computation in healthcare and life sciences,” said IBM fellow and director at IBM Research Zurich Alessandro Curioni.

“We look forward to working with researchers from Cleveland Clinic London and the Hartree Centre to explore promising areas of discovery across quantum computing, AI and beyond.”

The team plans to initially use clinical and advanced imaging data provided by Cleveland Clinic London BioResource that patients have consented to share to train the AI models.

They then intend to develop larger AI models that can integrate multiple types of data for analysis across different diseases.

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