Repurposing of a Known Drug for Treatment of the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) (UA21-020)

University of Arizona researchers have developed a novel use for an existing pharmaceutical. This new use will allow the existing drug to be used to treat COVID-19. This known drug was recently found to be effective in interacting with COVID-19 genes. This interaction has led to antiviral activity against COVID-19 in in vitro cell cultures. Background:The coronavirus pandemic has had a disastrous effect on both public health and the global economy. With over 20M cases and over 800K deaths from COVID-19 worldwide, treatments for COVID-19 are incredibly important and sought-after. This new use of an existing drug to treat COVID-19 can be beneficial to healthcare professionals who are faced with treating critically ill patients who are utilizing essential medical resources.Learn more at Anne Spieth 520-626-1577

Related Blog

Smart, interactive desk

Get ready to take your space management game to the next level with the University of Glasgow’s innovative project! By combining the

Mechanical Hamstring™

University of Delaware Technology Overview This device was created to allow athletes who suffer a hamstring strain to return to the field

Join Our Newsletter

                                                   Receive Innovation Updates, New Listing Highlights And More