Wuhan Virus Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences sieves out drugs that can better suppress new coronaviruses

The Wuhan Virus Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has made a breakthrough in the study of the new coronavirus, and has screened several drugs that can better suppress the virus at the cellular level, with potential clinical application value. Reporter  on 29th  obtained the news from The Wuhan Virus Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. According to the relevant person in charge of the institute, the screening results have been reported to the state and Hubei Province, the new coronavirus infection of the pneumonia epidemic prevention and control command of the scientific and technological research group, for comprehensive research and guidance of medical treatment.

Wuhan virus of the Chinese Academy of Sciences sieves out drugs that can better suppress new coronaviruses

After the outbreak of pneumonia with the new coronavirus infection, the Wuhan virus Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, relying on the core support ingesting role of the Wuhan National Biosecurity Laboratory and the National Virus Resource Bank, focused on research on pathogen identification, virus traceability, pathogen detection, antiviral drugs and vaccines. Efforts for first-line prevention and control treatment to provide important resource reserves and scientific and technological support.

The Institute achieves the protonuclear and eukaryote expression of the new coronavirus-related antigen protein. Through cooperation with Zhuhai Lizhu Reagent Co., Ltd., the new coronavirus IgG and IgM serological diagnostic kits have been completed in a short period of time, which can be used as an important auxiliary diagnostic means in addition to the detection of the nucleic acid of pharynx swab pathogens.

In the field of animal models with new coronavirus infection, the Institute has basically completed the establishment of mouse and non-human primate models, which will provide key support for follow-up studies. At the same time, the Institute is actively carrying out research and development of new coronavirus vaccine.

It is reported that in this outbreak and completed the identification of pathogens, Wuhan National Biosecurity Laboratory has been approved by the National Health and Safety Commission, can carry out a new type of coronavirus-related experimental activities.