ZHEJIANG, China, March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Since the outbreak of COVID-19, people around the globe have been eagerly awaiting a real breakthrough on its treatment. Fortunately, a silver lining seems finally to be showing up.
Another clinical trial led by the Zhongnan Hospital (Wuhan, China), with 120 COVID-19 patients recruited in both experimental group (favipiravir) and control group (abidole), also showed that the effectiveness in experimental group was significantly better than that in the control group, which was 71.43% and 55.86%, respectively. The same significant advantage went to the average antipyretic and cough remission time.
Moreover, Favipiravir comes in a tablet form, making for easier application. Together these studies indicated the clinical efficacy and safety of Favipiravir, bringing hope to countries suffering from the epidemic.
Favipiravir is included in the national strategic stockpile of the antiviral medicine of Japan. In 2016, the patent of Favipiravir was exclusively franchised to Hisun by the Japanese Toyama Chemical Co Ltd. Hisun hence teamed up with the Academy of Military Medical Sciences of China to develop the Favipiravir tablets. The medication was approved for marketing at this February and designated as an “important goods for fighting against the epidemic” by the Chinese government. As a famous Chinese pharmaceutical enterprise, Hisun has exported API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) to occidental countries for a long period of time. It also boasts high production capacity and formulation quality. So far, several foreign countries and embassies have ordered Favipiravir from Hisun, who has expressed willingness to fully support the global fight against the COVID-19.
Ms. Li Huimin
SOURCE Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.