US researchers repurpose blood clots drug for Covid-19

27 March 2020 (Last Updated March 27th, 2020 14:39)

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Colorado at Denver in the US are working on repurposing an existing blood clots drug to help patients at risk of respiratory failure.

The drug is a tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) used to help heart attack and stroke patients. Three hospitals in Massachusetts and Colorado intend to test the drug in severely ill Covid-19 patients.

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