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Search for a Snakebite Drug Might Lead to a COVID Treatment, Too

California Healthline, Nov. 6, 2020

November 6, 2020

Search for a Snakebite Drug Might Lead to a COVID Treatment, Too

The other companies that have come up with promising approaches to snakebite aren’t as far along as Ophirex. At the University of California, Irvine, chemist Ken Shea and his team created a nanogel — a kind of polymer used in medical applications — that blocks key proteins in the venom that cause cell destruction.