Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) Sought to Patent Gilead’s Remdesivir

Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) Sought to Patent Gilead’s Remdesivir

Gilead’s experimental drug remdesivir shows possibly the most promise of all experimental COVID-19 vaccine prospects as evidenced by China’s reported possible move, via the Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, to patent the drug to treat coronavirus. The experimental drug isn’t licensed or approved anywhere yet, but it surely looks promising. Both remdesivir and chloroquine show promise, according to Chinese authorities.

The Promise of Remdesivir

According to a report from IPRdaily, Gilead’s Remdesivir, a new antiviral drug of nucleotide analogs’ group, was initially introduced by Gilead to fight the Ebola virus, but the results there were not successful. However, at one point The New England Journal of Medicine promulgated that Remdesivir could challenge the brand-new coronavirus, as at some point an American patient with 2019-nCoV was prescribed the drug and doctors observed after about a week conditions improved. NEJM did advocate the use of randomly controlled trials to produce more evidence.

Chinese researchers observed that Remdesivir and chloroquine, a malaria treatment, could have an impact in slowing down the coronav...

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