ATLANTA and BRISBANE— An international collaboration to discover and develop new therapeutic drugs is set to find new treatments for Ross River virus.
The mosquito-borne virus is widespread across Australia and the South Pacific, and is responsible for the debilitating Ross River fever that strikes about 5000 Australians each year.
An initiative to create new and potentially life-changing drugs has taken a step forward at The University of Queensland following an Advance Queensland funding agreement with the Queensland Government.
The University of Queensland has made a commitment to the discovery and development of new therapeutic drugs. It will support the establishment of the Queensland Emory Drug Discovery Initiative (QEDDI), an initiative driven by UQ's main commercialisation company, UniQuest.
The Queensland Government has provided in-principle support for a new Queensland initiative aiming to discover and develop drugs that target diseases including cancer, diabetes and arthritis.