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The developer of the Novichok system has taken up a cure for COVID-19

The developer of the Novichok system has taken up a cure for COVID-19
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One of the developers of the Novichok military poisoning system began to create a cure for the coronavirus. Leonid Rink intends to release an antiviral and immunomodulatory agent.

As the RIA News"According to the developer, the Immofon tool is capable of eliminating a cytokine storm (a condition when the immune system begins to destroy its body), which is one of the causes of death from COVID-19.

The new medicine is based on the drug Diucifon, created in the USSR in 1967 for the treatment of leprosy. The drug was modified to improve its solubility in blood plasma. A powerful foreign antiviral agent "Dapsone" and methyluracil were added to the drug, which stimulates the regeneration process.

In addition to fighting coronavirus, the new drug is intended to treat lung diseases, lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and a number of other diseases.

The new drug has already been tested in 700 elderly volunteer patients. According to Rink, there were no severe stages and no deaths after infection.

Now his company "InterVita" has begun production of pilot batches of a new drug, and is also negotiating with the Ministry of Health about its release on the market. According to the developer, one dose of the drug will cost approximately one thousand rubles.

At the end of last year, scientists from Novosibirsk began to create лInterferon-based COVID-19 medicine... For people, this medicine will appear by the fall of this year. While there are animal tests.

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