A Coronavirus Zoom Q&A with The Technion

April 20, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Join The Technion for a presentation and Q&A with Israeli scientist and entrepreneur Prof. Avi Schroeder who is working on a preventative drug for the Corona Virus by adapting a food additive designed for shrimp.

This event will include a special message by Ambassador Mark Sofer – Israel’s Ambassador to Australia.

Since the outbreak first began, Prof. Schroeder has been very active in helping Israel prepare for and fight the Coronavirus, including advising the IDF Home Front Command on containing the virus.

Prof. Schroeder is a member of the Technion’s Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering, and his lab first developed a food additive to boost the immune system of animals to protect them from contracting viral diseases. This invention formed the basis of his own commercialised start-up company, ViAqua Therapeutics, which focused the development of the drug on shrimp, as over 30% of the global shrimp population is wiped out yearly by a viral disease known as white spot syndrome.

This development was motivated by Technion’s prior studies, which predicted that viruses would be the biggest threat to animal life.

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