Fuji’s Avigan Trials for Treatment of COVID-19 Prove Inconclusive

The optics industry has not rested on its laurels during the novel coronavirus outbreak, that’s for sure.

For one, both Canon and Fuji contributed pretty much from day one with Canon providing a testing kit it developed and Fuji’s drug subsidiary offering up its medicine called Avigan.
Also known as Favipiravir, Avigan was prescribed in the beginning of the outbreak as a potential treatment for the disease which, as of yet, has no vaccine or cure. This early success spurred on a wider testing of the drug, the importance of which even became a bit of a scandal for the Japanese Prime Minister when his government failed to meet their initial deadlines for testing the drug.
In fact, Shinzo Abe had hoped it would be approved for treatment in May yet that didn’t happen. And,…

This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Kehl Bayern

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