Antiviral Agents . Introduction. Because viruses are obligate intracellular parasites, identification of safe and effective antiviral therapies is difficult. The best antiviral drugs inhibit a specific step in viral replication or pathogenesis.
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Drug Discovery/Development Pipeline
12 -15 Years
The pathway for drug discovery
There are several known methods that the makers of Antiviral drugs are looking at, including:
Acyclovir (acycloguanosine )- ACV.
(a synthetic thymidine analogue) that Inhibits viral DNA synthesis by inhibiting the reverse transcriptase enzyme.