Microbiologist testing drugs on live coronavirus sample: ‘I’m very optimistic we can find something’

March 25, 2020 / By Yael Halon | Fox News

A Boston University microbiologist who will begin testing potentially life-saving drugs against a live sample of the coronavirus told “Bill Hemmer Reports” Wednesday that he is “extremely optimistic.”

“We will take drugs that are already out there on the market to test them and see if they are effective,” Robert Davey said, “and then we’re going to test new chemicals to see if they have any ability.”

“We’re one of the handful of labs around the country that can screen thousands of drugs to find a treatment for this disease,” he added.

Davey and his team have already tested various drugs using monkey cells, and hope to begin testing thousands of drugs on human cells as early as this Friday, he explained.


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