Ebola Drugs Readied For African Tests | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 39 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 29, 2014

Ebola Drugs Readied For African Tests

Department: Business
Keywords: Ebola, Africa, clinical trials

Investigational Ebola treatments from biotech firms including Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Sarepta Therapeutics, and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals will be tested in West Africa for the first time as part of an international fast-track Ebola trials initiative. Backed by a $5.2 million grant from the Wellcome Trust, the program will include funds for the manufacture of drugs as well as the establishment of several clinical testing sites.

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