COVID-19 : Xcene Calls for Increased Levels of Research and Innovation

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Against the backdrop of the outbreak of global coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, African leading contract research organization, Xcene research, has called for increased medical research and innovation in the fight against the fast spreading pandemic.

The company at its office in Lagos made the disclosure recently, while commiserating with families of those who are battling with or may have lost their lives in Nigeria and across the world to the deadly virus.  “We live in challenging times, where extreme safety measures are required for survival.  The place of research is extremely important and cannot be overemphasized.  Exceptional situations require extraordinary measures and global problems require comprehensive solutions. We must, as a matter of urgency, deliberately create an outlook for now and the future if we are to withstand pandemics such as this” says the Executive Director of Xcene, Adebukunola Telufusi.

“It’s great to see the level of research now being directed to the development of a cure against COVID-19,we are happy about this progress and we are more than ready to support our partners locally and abroad with any research-based information that is needed to combat this outbreak” Adebukunola added.

Speaking on the national directive to stay at home and observe regular personal hygiene, Dr. Faramola Ogunkoya a project manager with Xcene said, “we implore everyone to heed the current directives of social distancing, keeping ourselves and environs clean, washing our hands with soap and water regularly or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers to protect ourselves, we are confident that this would help greatly to reduce the number of individuals affected and ease the burden on our health institutions to cater to those already with the virus”.

“At Xcene Research, we are dedicated to building strategic partnerships in Nigeria and across the globe to improve global health issues with a commitment to safety, excellence and results” she concluded.

The world at large and without exception Nigeria, has been hit by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) indicating a significant and urgent threat to global health. The emergence of this new coronavirus has been recognized as an important and major challenge in Nigeria as well as the rest of the world. 

Xcene Research an African-based leading Contract Research Organization with emerging partnerships across Africa has been advocating for improved Clinical research in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. However, in the wake of recent health challenges, the company has maintained that for research to be optimal and beneficial for solving global health challenges, both sponsors and key stakeholders need to show commitment and dedication to fund research. Xcene Research has called for deliberate collaboration between the private sector and the government to achieve great and result driven strides. Xcene Research is a contract research organization filling the research gaps in the sub-Saharan Africa region and committed to bringing innovative therapies to a more diverse population in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.

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