Nu-Med Plus Inc. (NUMD:OTCMKTS) is closely watching two clinical studies underway in which nitric oxide gas inhalation is being evaluated as a treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19, the company announced in a news release.
"We are watching the clinical trials closely for positive results in treatment of COVID-19," Nu-Med Plus CEO Jeff Robins said in the release. "Our patent-pending, nitric oxide disposable delivery device may possibly make a difference in helping to combat this disease and others in the future."
Nu-Med is a biotech firm that researches and develops delivery devices and medical applications for nitric oxide.
The studies, a collaboration of China's Xijing Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, commenced in early March. The hypothesis behind them is that because inhaled nitric oxide was used previously as a treatment component for patients infected with and demonstrating pulmonary complications from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), it could play a role in COVID-19 therapy as well. This is because the two coronaviruses share genomic characteristics.
Nu-Med also is in communication with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about guidance on how to accelerate getting several of its products onto the market. Nu-Med and the Veterans Administration and Nu-Med and Guangzhou, China, city officials are considering possible research on inhaled nitric oxide and COVID-19.
Jeff Robins, CEO of Nu-Med Plus, commented, "Scientists continue to research and recognize the impressive healing power of inhaled nitric oxide to help alleviate a diverse array of global health conditions. While nitric oxide has not been specifically studied or used to treat COVID-19, in vitro it has demonstrated an inhibitory effect on the replication cycle of SARS-CoV providing a strong basis for the clinical trials. We are watching the clinical trials closely for positive results in treatment of COVID-19. Our patent pending nitic oxide disposable delivery device may possibly make a difference in helping to combat this disease and others in the future."[NLINSERT]
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