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UWI Scientists receive Letters Patent as inventors of Medicaments for the treatment of threadworms

Scientists at The University of the West Indies Mona Campus have received Letters Patent as inventors of a new medical substance for the Treatment of Threadworms (Strongyloides stercoralis) Infections in animals and humans.  This is the first successful patent application that has been wholly undertaken and forwarded by academic staff and research students with assistance from the Office of Sponsored Research at the UWI Mona Campus. The scientists are Dr. Wayne Forbes currently a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, USA, Dr.


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