“The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is a virus.”
- Joshua Lederberg, Nobel Prize Laureate
Viral infections are one of the largest unmet challenges of bio-medicine today.
Most viral infections have no known treatment, and some, such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, Avian Flu and Ebola, can be lethal. There is but a narrow array of available anti-viral medications which in many cases present an unfavorable profile characterized by a high rate of adverse effects and low efficacy.