Nano Global & Arm Combine Efforts For System-On-Chip to Analyze Molecular Data
On November 21, 2017, Nano Global made a public announcement about their upcoming partnership with Arm, a semiconductor firm, and their goal to create a system-on-chip. This new system will be helpful to multiple types of technology to help record and report “molecular-level data in real time.”
The goal of this effort is to have a live system that records information about the potential health threats in the body, including any pathogens in it or any threats from other organisms. According to Steve Papermaster, the Chairman and CEO of Nano Global, this melding of information with Arm is meant to take charge of “the vast frontier of molecular data to unlock the unlimited potential of this universe. The data our technology can acquire and process will enable us to create a safer and healthier world.”
The advanced technology could have major effects on the way that the industry researches and treats certain types of diseases, like cancer or conditions caused by superbugs. With software that can recognize these molecular structures with the same identification as facial recognition software. However, this technology will take the analyzation a little further; rather than just naming the threat, the creators plan to give it the power to also evaluate and act on the threat.
With companies and researches delving into this type of information and products, diseases like Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and many terrible cancers could soon have a better treatment plan. However, the company is very careful not to use the word “cure” in their research. With the information they gather themselves on the system-on-chip technology, they will also combine efforts with other leading institutions on the subject. While a complete list of contributors was not details in the press release, Nano Global noted that both Baylor College of Medicine and National University of Singapore would add to the project.
Nano Global is not the first company of its kind to try to develop this time of intrusive technology. In fact, [email protected], a project by Stanford professor Vijay Pande, was started in 2000, and it uses the spare processing power from various devices to use in research for protein folding. The spare power comes from voluntary consumers, and the project recently developed a cryptocurrency called FoldingCoin to help compensate for the changes, which is in the same Counterparty platform as BitCoin, which what most people are familiar with.
This impressive Nano Global technology should make its first delivery in the year 2020. If consumers want to keep up with the latest information from the company, they can visit www.nanoglobal.com.