Shotgun Drug Repurposing Biotechnology to Tackle Epidemics and Pandemics

31 March 2020, Version 1
This content is a preprint and has not undergone peer review at the time of posting.


In this manuscript we highlight consensus between the list of drugs currently in clinical trials to treat COVID-19, the worldwide pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the list of predictions made using our shotgun drug discovery, repurposing, and design platform known as CANDO (Computational Analysis of Novel Drug Opportunities). We make the argument that increased funding and development for drug repurposing biotechnology like ours will help combat the inevitable pathogenic outbreaks of the future.


drug repurposing
drug discovery
Antiviral therapy
Computational drug discovery
Computational drug repositioning


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