About Virology

Public awareness of viruses and their impact on humanity has never been higher than right now, and likewise the demand for new, effective treatments.


Virology focuses on all of the following aspects of viruses: their structure, classification and evolution, their ways to infect and exploit host cells for reproduction, their interaction with host organism physiology and immunity, the diseases they cause, the techniques to isolate and culture them, and their use in research and therapy.


ILC Therapeutic's interest in virology has concentrated on the use of semi-synthetic Type 1 Interferons for the treatment of the pandemic viruses (e.g. Influenza, SARS CoV 1,2). This has been expanded to include the respiratory viruses as the many faceted anti-viral mechanisms invoked by the Interferons has evolved over 250 million years to protect us from virtually any viral infection.


ILC Therapeutics have developed Alfacyte™, a synthetic patented Interferon with potential applications in the treatment of COVID-19, HIV, Influenza, Hepatitis and many other Viral pathogens.


Interferons 'interfere' with viral reproduction and are the body's first and best defense against all viral pathogens.





Is probably the most powerful anti-viral Interferon molecule ever produced:


- Enhanced interference of COVID-19 replication

- Enhanced Natural Killer (NK) cell activation to fight virus infection

- Potential of reduced “off target” effects

- Reduced  stimulation of Cytokine Storm mediators