…So when there will be a new drug?
Our effort, as well as many others that are going on right now, aims at the generation of new data that will be essential to improve our understanding of the biological processes of the SARS-CoV2 virus. With the help of the WCG volunteers and our scientific collaborators, we hope to identify new chemical compounds that can interfere with these processes, and provide the foundations for the design of effective drugs. This initial discovery phase is very difficult because of all the unknowns we have to face with such a new threat, and our job will be essential to make it as short as possible.
Nevertheless, no matter how good our results will be, they are just the beginning of the long journey that will eventually lead to a drug, which takes years and many more efforts before it can reach the bedside.