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HIV, hepatitus B, flu, tuberculosis, COVID-19: these deadly infectious diseases persist because they overwhelm the human immune system, and because previous treatments have failed to target their vulnerabilities. Vir is counterattacking on multiple fronts. It engineers new antibodies to neutralize pathogens, uses viral vectors to reprogram T cells to be more potent, finds ways to boost the innate immune system, and uses small interfering RNA molecules to suppress viral replication. Vir Biotechnology acquired Agenovir in 2018.