Science News Roundup: Australian firm says its nasal spray reduced coronavirus growthDevdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 28-09-2020 10:34 IST | Created: 28-09-2020 10:30 IST
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Australian firm says its nasal spray reduced coronavirus growth in animal study
Australian biotech company Ena Respiratory said on Monday that a nasal spray it is developing to improve the human immune system to fight the common cold and flu significantly reduced the growth of the coronavirus in a recent study on animals. A study on ferrets showed the product dubbed INNA-051, which could be used complementary to vaccines, lowered the levels of the virus that causes COVID-19 by up to 96%, the company said. The study was led by the British government agency Public Health England.