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Success against devastating viruses increases at pace

Media Release Nelson, New Zealand – 19 June 2024 – Kimer Med’s success against devastating viruses increases at pace, as need for pandemic preparedness intensifies Biotech company Kimer Med’s antivirals have registered hits against another four viruses, with their success…

Could a cure for CMV result in longer lifespans?

While standard antiviral therapies can suppress active viral replication, there’s no existing treatment that can eradicate latent infection, meaning there’s no cure for many prevalent viral diseases. Viral infection has a detrimental impact on human health and longevity There are…

NZ’s Pandemic Preparedness report – our assessment

New Zealand’s Infectious Disease Research Platform ‘Te Niwha’ has released a substantial report entitled “Likely future pandemic agents and scenarios: An epidemiological and public health framework”. The report was commissioned to support the Public Health Agency and other decision-makers involved…

Understanding apoptosis: the natural process of cell self-destruction

Introduction: Apoptosis is a natural and necessary process that occurs in the human body. It is sometimes referred to as “programmed cell death” which is a helpful way to understand it, because apoptosis is a highly regulated, orderly and controlled…

The JC virus – common, harmless and sometimes, deadly

The JC virus is one of those viruses that you’ll probably never hear about, until you find it that it might kill you! The JC virus was identified in 1965, and later named after the man whose brain it was…

Flaviviruses are an increasing threat to public health

Flaviviruses are a family of viruses that cause a range of serious human diseases such as Dengue fever, Zika virus fever and Japanese encephalitis. They are important to understand due to their impact on global health and the increasing frequency…

6th Asia Dengue Summit a success

6th Asia Dengue Summit –15 & 16 June, Bangkok, Thailand Attended by Kimer Med’s Business Development Manager, Dr Mike Schmidt, the annual Dengue Summit presents an opportunity for Dengue researchers, health professionals and others in the field to come together…

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