If this spray is available for human use, it will be a vaccine, and it will provide a new way to combat Corona, according to a newspaper.The New York TimesAmerican.
The research lasted for many months, with the participation of scientists from Columbia University Medical Center in New York, Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and the study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and Columbia University Medical Center.
The team needs funding to conduct clinical trials of the spray in humans, and Anne Moscona, a pediatrician and microbiologist at Columbia University and co-author of the study, said they have applied for a patent for the product.
Moscona added that the protective spray sticks to the cells of the nose and lungs and lasts for about 24 hours, and she hopes that Columbia University will cooperate with the government and pharmaceutical companies looking for new ways to combat Corona with the aim of producing the inhaler.
Moscona explained that the lipoprotein that makes up the spray can be produced inexpensively. It is a dried white powder that does not need to be refrigerated, and a doctor or pharmacist can mix the powder with sugar and water to produce it.
The spray directly attacks the virus, and it contains special substances of cholesterol particles, amino acids and lipoproteins.
And scientists use the ferret to conduct their experiments for influenza, SARS and other respiratory diseases, because the ferret nose can catch viruses just like a person.