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The search for effective substances for medications and vaccines tends to be laborious and often in vain. Scientists looking for a vaccine to combat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and medication to treat COVID-19 could now be helped by a new molecular library.

At the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB), the MX team together with the Drug Design Group at the University of Marburg (both in Germany) have compiled a new molecular library. It is comprised of 1,103 organic molecules that could be used as building blocks for new drugs – not just to combat COVID-19 – and is now available to researchers worldwide.

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