By PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER Nov 19, 2021 Updated Nov 20, 2021
HIGH POINT — A local pharmaceutical studies company is hosting clinical trials for what backers say would be the first in-home prescription treatment for COVID-19.
Peters Medical Research of High Point is enrolling qualified participants to test a handheld device that uses a type of LED light technology designed to wipe out every variant of the virus from an infected person.
It was developed by EmitBio of Durham, which is seeking to have it approved for self-treatment at home for people with mild-to-moderate symptoms of COVID-19.
“We are excited to partner with EmitBio in bringing their new device to clinical trial,” said Dr. Tom Jarrett, chief medical officer of Peters Medical Research.
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