GSK, Vir Use CRISPR, Artificial Intelligence to Find COVID-19 Cure

GSK is partnering with Vir Biotechnology to use CRISPR and artificial intelligence to identify anti-viral compounds that can treat coronaviruses, including COVID-19. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Vir Biotechnology recently announced a collaboration to enhance COVID-19 drug discovery through the use of CRISPR and artificial intelligence.For more coronavirus updates, visit our resource page, updated twice daily by Xtelligent Healthcare Media. The partnership will initially focus on accelerating the development of specific antibody candidates using Vir’s monoclonal antibody platform technology and GSK’s expertise in functional genomics. Vir’s platforms, VIR-7831 and VIR-7832, have already shown a similarity for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and researchers believe they show great potential to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 sequence.

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