Quantum Insights awarded Air Force grant to research cancer.

March 24, 2020

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Quantum Insights, developer of a platform for biomarker discovery used by pharmaceutical and medical device companies, won a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and AFWERX, the Air Force’s tech accelerator and innovation hub.

With this Phase I contract, Quantum Insights will use its Dynamic Quantum Clustering platform (DQC) to improve diagnostic decision-making for oncologists – matching patients and treatments based on patient data.  

“We’re looking forward to working with the Air Force to develop precision diagnostics for treating cancer,” says Bernard Chen, CEO of Quantum Insights.  “We know the military and civilian populations have different cancer risks, so it’s important that Quantum Insights enables the development of Air Force-specific diagnostics.”  

Marvin Weinstein, Quantum Insights’ Chief Science Officer and emeritus theoretical physicist from Stanford SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, invented the technology behind Quantum Insight’s Dynamic Quantum Clustering platform. The underlying algorithms use principles from quantum mechanics to generate density maps that allow for the unsupervised analysis of complex data.

As Quantum Insights completes this 3-month Phase I, they are looking to connect with Air Force, DoD, and commercial partners.  This award also enables Quantum Insights to be procured directly from any Federal agency.


About Quantum Insights

Quantum Insights develops a platform that identifies diagnostic signatures.  The underlying technology is based on quantum mechanics principles invented at Stanford SLAC and uses density maps to find relationships in data.  Quantum Insights works with pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, and research institutions in diagnostics development and therapeutics research.


About the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) / AFWERX SBIR Grant

AFRL and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research process in an attempt to speed up the experience, broaden the pool of potential applicants and decrease bureaucratic overhead. Beginning in SBIR 18.2, and now in 20.1, the Air Force has begun offering ‘Special’ SBIR topics that are faster, leaner and open to a broader range of innovations.



Contact CEO Bernard Chen, bernard@quantuminsights.io