“Whilst we wait for a cure, could Baricitinib act as a potential treatment for 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease?” TMLEP Member, Justin Stebbing explores.

TMLEP Member, Justin Stebbing and his team research Baricitinib as potential treatment for 2019-nCoV.

2019-nCoV is rapidly spreading across all continents and it is clear there is an increasing need for medicines that can aid patients whilst we await a vaccine. Research has shown there are few compounds which are likely to have an effective impact. TMLEP Member, Justin Stebbing explores the effectiveness of Baricitinib, which is predicted to reduce the ability of the virus to infect lung cells.

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Baricitinib as potential treatment for 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease

COVID-19 combining antiviral and anti-inflammatory treatments

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