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Armonk-Based IBM Develops New Chemical Compound To Kill Viruses

IBM has announced a new chemical compound that can kill viruses.
IBM has announced a new chemical compound that can kill viruses. Photo Credit: ibm.com

ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM has reportedly developed a chemical compound that kills viral infections, including Ebola, Zika, herpes, influenza and more, according to News 12. 

The Armonk-based company's "magic bullet" compound purportedly kills the virus on contact and can be used in cleaning products such as antiviral wipes and soaps, News 12 reported.

IBM and Singapore-based partner Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology say it can eventually be turned into a medicine to protect cells from viruses, said News 12.

Click here to read the News 12 article.

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