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Drug to combat flu pandemic

October 19, 2019

(Dr Jenny McKimm-Breschkin) This
project has been going for seven years and it’s been an international
collaboration led by Steve Withers at the University of British
Columbia in Canada. CSIRO’s role has been looking at how they prevent viruses
from reproducing in cell culture but also importantly
looking at resistance. So there are other drugs on the market to which the viruses
are now becoming resistant. So it’s important to
know that our drugs work against these
resistant viruses. And the ones that we’ve tested
them against are effective.

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