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Excelra Releases COVID-19 Drug Repurposing Database to Support Global Drug Development Efforts Against Novel Coronavirus

Hyderabad India, April 8/Wednesday/2020

Excelra, a leading global data and analytics company today announced the release  of  COVID-19 Drug Repurposing Database ( The ‘open-access’ database presents a landscape of ‘Approved’ small molecules and biologics with known preclinical, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and toxicity profiles; which can rapidly enter either Phase 2 or 3 or may even be used directly in clinical settings against COVID-19. The database additionally includes information on promising drug candidates that are in various ‘clinical, pre-clinical and experimental’ stages of drug discovery and development.

Alluding to this wealth of information, Dr. Nandu Gattu, Senior Vice President, Pharma Analytics, Excelra said, “The COVID-19 DR database aims to provide critical insights into SARS-CoV-2 biology and mechanism of COVID-19 disease pathogenesis. It’s a compilation of crucial data that is dispersed across numerous publications, reports, databases and knowledge-repositories along with referenced literature covering the drug, disease, target, and mechanism of action. Our endeavour is in support to the ongoing global scientific efforts for identifying safe and effective therapeutic options to treat the novel coronavirus disease.” 

Drug Repurposing at Excelra is powered by their Global Repurposing Integrated Platform (GRIP) that combines proprietary repurposing databases, algorithms, analytics tools and a visualization engine. The GRIP database is built by amassing vast chemical data, biological data and clinical data which together contribute to more than 10 million associations among ‘drug-disease-target’ triads.

About Excelra:

Excelra’s data and analytics solutions empower innovation in life sciences across the value chain from discovery to market. The Excelra Edge comes from a seamless amalgamation of proprietary curated data assets, deep domain expertise and data science. The company’s multifaceted teams harmonize and analyse large volumes of disparate unstructured data using cutting-edge technologies. We galvanize data-driven decisions to unlock operational efficiencies to accelerate drug discovery and development. Over the past 18 years, Excelra has been the preferred data and analytics partner to over 150 global clients including 15 of the top 20 large Pharma companies. 

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Dorothy Paul – Director Marketing 
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