Thursday 13 August 2020
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, this week invented a nasal spray capable of blocking the Corona virus before it can enter the cells lining the lungs and airways.
The researchers at the university said that the inhaler “AeroNabs” is used once a day in the form of a nasal spray or an inhaler, according to the Emirati newspaper, Al Bayan.
In a statement on the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) website, Dr.Peter Walter said that the inhaler is significantly effective and is better than other forms of wearable protection such as masks, and explained that the inhaler is part of personal protective equipment that can serve as a temporary solution. Until vaccines are available as a permanent solution to the Covid 19 virus.
The research team, led by graduate student Michael Schoff, said it had already been agreed with commercial partners to ramp up clinical testing and start manufacturing the inhaler.
The scientists said AeroNabs will be available as an inexpensive over-the-counter drug to help prevent infection.
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