The Babylon Project

A nano-virus is a technological pathogen made using nanotechnology. It is a microscopic machine that enters the victim and attacks them from the inside, self-replicating the same way that an organic virus does. The machines are programmed how and where to attack the host, and their software can instantly adapt to attempts to stop or destroy them.

In 2267, the Drakh unleashed a plague on the Earth. Scientists determined it to be a nanotech virus, probably of Shadow design.[1] Later that year, Dr. Sarah Chambers on the Excalibur managed to reprogram a similar pathogen made by a techno-mage to serve as an effective shield against the plague, allowing the crew to effectively search for a cure without fear of contamination.[2]