Small molecule, potentially huge impact
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A naturally occurring molecule found in fruit and vegetables might mitigate – or even prevent – COVID-19 infections.

Brock University researchers are partnering with Biolyse Pharma Corporation to further explore the properties of the molecule, quercetin, develop a treatment and manufacture a made-in-Ontario molecule that can prevent infections here and around the world.

Chemistry professor Travis Dudding is experimenting with methods for boosting the quercetin’s power so that it can be more effective in preventing the virus from entering human cells. The molecule is typically associated with a reduction of risk for heart disease, cancer and degenerative brain disorders.

For more information, visit Brock University.

“I’ve always been of the philosophy that you’ve got to grow your own people. By being able to have this relationship with Brock, we’re investing in the future, in future employees, really.”
John Fulton
Pharmaceutical Consultant at Biolyse
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