Traditional antivirals only treat a handful of life-threatening viruses
There are only twenty or so viruses we can defend against in a pandemic, leaving hundreds of viral infections that have no cure at all. The challenge with traditional antivirals and vaccines is they can only target one virus-type at a time and cannot defend against a virus’ ability to quickly evolve and develop drug-resistance.
FORGE takes a different approach. Unlike traditional therapies, FORGE antivirals target non-viral human proteins, known as sirtuins, enhancing their natural ability to fight powerful infections. Because sirtuins broadly inhibit different viruses simultaneously, FORGE antivirals address the entire infectious disease condition, not just a single virus-type. Furthermore, because sirtuins are non-viral human proteins, viruses cannot develop drug-resistance against sirtuin-targeted drugs, transforming the way we treat and cure viruses today.
October 27, 2016: FORGE to present at China Renaissance’s 4th Healthcare and Life Sciences Leadership Summit, Shanghai, China
September 20, 2016: FORGE named one of 2016’s Best University Startups