by Brian Carey
An Irish company is on call to play a part in the fight against the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. Open Orphan, which is listed on the Alternative Investment Market in London, has just completed the purchase of hVivo, a British company which owns the largest commercial quarantine clinic in northern Europe.
The 24-bed clinic, attached to St Mary’s Hospital in London, is the only purpose-built commercial quarantine facility of its kind in Britain, and is normally used in vaccine trials. It is believed to be one of the few facilities in the UK where chronically ill coronavirus patients could be treated. There is a similar facility in Belgium, with seven beds.
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