Written by Modality Solutions
Posted on: March 25, 2020
Modality Solutions has been actively involved in NIH clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine since 2015. Our key partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo is Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe. He was interviewed in the DRC by Monica Villamizar of the PBS News Hour on January 16, 2020.
In addition, Dr. Muyembe was named to Nature’s 10. This year’s Nature, Vol. 576, annual list was made up of ten people who mattered in science for 2019. His Nature’s 10 feature was titled “Jean-Jacque Muyembe Tamfum – Ebola fighter. The co-discoverer of Ebola faces his tenth battle with the virus in the DRC – his toughest yet.” The article covers his initial investigation of an unidentified ailment (later named Ebola) in 1976 deep in the jungles of what now is the DRC to how a 680-person, controlled clinical trial in 2019 led by his team, and supported by Modality Solutions, showed a 90% survival rate for those treated with antibody-based drugs shortly after infection.