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Using chemical compounds to reduce COVID-19 spread
COVID-19 Research Area(s): Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics
David Perrin, professor in the department of chemistry at UBC, is receiving $167,056 from CIHR for his research into the development of non-toxic, drug-like products that can intercept the COVID virus and prevent it from entering cells. This product could potentially also be used as a preventive coating on medical devices, as a topical skin cream to reduce spread, and, potentially, orally.