Revive Therapeutics Announces Published Research Results on Bucillamine as Potential Inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Delta Variant
Revive Therapeutics Ltd.(CNSX: RVV, OTCMKTS: RVVTF), a specialty life sciences company focused on the research and development of therapeutics for medical needs and rare disorders, announced today a research study, titled “Thiol drugs decrease SARS-CoV-2 lung injury in vivo and disrupt SARS-CoV-2 spike complex binding to ACE2 in vitro” from the University of California, San Francisco, showing that potent thiol drugs, like Bucillamine, inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection in vitro, specifically the Delta variant (B.1.617.2), which is now globally dominant, and also reducing SARS-CoV-2-related lung injury in vivo and providing strong rationale for trials of systemically delivered thiol drugs as COVID-19 treatments. In addition to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that could limit lung injury in COVID-19, thiol drugs have promising antiviral effects.
The Company is currently exploring oral Bucillamine in a Phase 3 clinical study to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19, and based on the published paper and the University work, the Company will also seek to develop a reformulated version of Bucillamine as a potential treatment for severe COVID-19 disease and related infectious diseases.
We are excited to see another published paper supporting potent thiol drugs, like Bucillamine, for COVID-19, including the Delta variant, as we continue in our Phase 3 clinical study with Bucillamine to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19. We are also gathering new scientific evidence to support Bucillamine’s potential for severe COVID-19.Michael Frank, CEO of the Company
The research work was funded by an intramural grant from UCSF -The COVID-19 Rapid Response Pilot Grant Initiative Funding Collaborative (JVF), a research grant from Revive Therapeutics (JVF) and the US National Institutes of Health P01 HL128191 (JVF).
For a copy of the research paper, visit https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.08.415505v2.full.pdf
The Company is not making any express or implied claims that its product has the ability to eliminate or cure COVID-19 (SARS-2 Coronavirus) at this time.
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