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Disarmed anthrax toxin tested as a way to combat Covid-19

April 28, 2020

Disarmed anthrax toxin is being tested as a way of fighting the Covid-19 virus.

Scientists at the University of Greenwich are collaborating with the Bundeswehr Institute for Microbiology to develop novel treatments for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nobel prize-winning siRNA technology can arrest viral infection by targeting genes critical for viral reproduction. Scientists at the University of Greenwich have developed a proprietary anthrax toxin-based delivery system to optimize the effectiveness of siRNA drugs.

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