Thailand able to synthesize precursor of favipiravir

 Thailand able to synthesize precursor of favipiravir

Coloured test tubes in a laboratory. Photo: pxfuel. CC0.



BANGKOK (NNT) – Cooperation between the government and the private sector has led to a successful synthesis of the precursor of favipiravir, an antiviral drug used in treating COVID-19 cases. This achievement will reduce import dependence, while ensuring the security of medicines in Thailand.

Deputy Government Spokeswoman, Dr. Ratchada Thanadirek, said Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has followed the country’s favipiravir research and development progress, as it is part of the government’s strategy to drive the economy forward.

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Reporter: Praphorn Praphornkul,
Rewriter: Tarin Angskul
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