Georgian medical workers may start using Israeli-made drug to treat severely and critically ill Covid patients, reports the Georgian Health Ministry.
Georgian Health Minister Ekaterine Tikaradze and the founder of the Surak Medical Centre in Tel Aviv/Director of the research project of developing an anti-coronavirus drug, Nadir Arber have discussed bilateral relations in the field of health.
We [Israeli] want Georgia to be our partner regarding the innovative Covid-19 drug (EXO-CD24) which was made in Israel. You [Georgia] have very good medical workers and we believe this collaboration will be very successful. The new drug will help a lot of people”, said Nadir Arber.
EXO-CD24, an experimental inhaled medication developed in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Cenre fights the cytokine storm – potentially lethal immune reaction to the coronavirus infection which is believed to be responsible for much of the deaths associated with the virus.
In mid-February the Israeli doctors held an online briefing regarding the innovative drug and stated that EXO-CD24 has shown 96 per cent efficiency, as proven by initial studies.