Zika Virus Research

Revolutionary equipment at Flinders

Researchers in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer’s Cell Screen SA (CeSSA) are using revolutionary medical research equipment to find potential treatments to help protect millions of unborn babies around the world from the presently incurable Zika Virus.

The collaboration between researchers from Flinders University and the University of Adelaide is using a robotic arm, together with an imaging system to mass-screen almost 3000 drugs to find potential treatments to help protect millions of unborn babies around the world from the presently incurable Zika Virus.

All drugs involved in the screening are already approved for human use, which is hoped will speed up clinical testing should potential treatments be identified.

Read more about the Zika virus research here.

Through generous support from the community and Channel 7 Children’s Research Fund, Flinders Foundation has supported the laboratory and enabled use of the robotic arm for this study and many others.

Use of the CeSSA robot is in high demand, with drug screening already in the pipelines for a range of other diseases, including several types of cancer.

The CeSSA Lab needs your support. Speak with the Flinders Foundation team today by email or on (08) 8204 5216.

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