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COVID-19: Genome B.C. funds series of ‘rapid response’ virus research projects (BCCSU, SPH)

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Knowing how much virus is present in a patient’s various tissues will be of ‘critical importance’ in clinical trials of potential treatments

More than a dozen “rapid response” research projects have been launched by Genome B.C. aimed at improving COVID-19 virus and antibody detection, and accelerating the development of treatments and vaccines.

The applications for such a test are many, said Brumme, an SFU professor and lab director for the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Knowing how much virus is present in a patient’s various tissues will be of “critical importance” in clinical trials of potential treatments that will be tested at St. Paul’s Hospital and sites all over the world.

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