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Federal Officials Give UIC $6M To Test COVID-19 Treatment

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University of Illinois at Chicago

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois Chicago has received a $6 million from the federal government to test a potential drug to treat COVID-19.

Researchers say the drug candidate, called VT-109, has been shown to help restore function to damaged lungs, among other things.

The drug will be tested in pre-clinical animal models of COVID-19 to determine efficacy and toxicity before human trials are considered.

The money is a technology and therapeutic development award from the U.S. Department of Defense.

 

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