UK university grows malaria cure

Chynoweth, Emma
February 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;2/19/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 54, p37
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan of scientists at the University of Bath in England to build a small-scale unit to test processes for extracting the potential malaria treatment artemisinin from Artemisia annua plants. Increased production of Artemisia annua is now happening in many countries, but if the industry is to reduce the costs of the drugs it needs higher-yielding varieties and efficient, satyr and environmentally friendly extraction systems, according to the university's Alexei Lapkin.


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