A cure for the common cold, combating HIV, preventing pandemic flu, anticipating a bioterroist threat. Viruses are age-old challenges and ever-increasing worldwide threats. At Zirus, we have made it our mission to provide the keys to conquer viruses. Using our gene trap target discovery engine, we have identified hundreds of proprietary human host gene targets essential for viral replication. These targets provide a comprehensive platform for the development of novel therapies to block viruses not adequately addressed with vaccines and current antiviral drugs – including unknowable threats and almost every commercially relevant virus. Zirus provides an opportunity to add significantly to the treatment of infectious diseases and save millions of lives.