A team of researchers from University of Karachi’s (KU) Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) has identified multiple drugs that could be effective for treating Covid-19.
A statement issued by the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at Karachi University states that the researchers, under the supervision of Dr. Zaheerul Haq Qasmi and Dr. Reaz ud Din, employed computational technology and initiated the quest to find the drugs effective against COVID-19 in February.
The findings were recently Published in the ‘Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamic’, the study identifies Remdesivir, Saquinavir, Darunavir and two naturally occurring compounds as possible drugs to combat coronavirus-triggered Covid-19.
The findings of the PCMMDR team have also been corroborated by the US Food and the Drug Administration (FDA) as it has authorized doctors to use Remdesivir for the treatment of severely sick patients.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr. Khalid Mehmood Iraqi, ICCBS Chief Dr. Iqbal Choudhry, and acclaimed scientist Dr. Attaur Rahman have lauded the achievements of the research team at the PCMMDR.