As MERS-CoV infections have spread throughout the world, and particularly throughout the country of Saudi Arabia, within the past few years, KAIMRC is committed to aiding in the research necessary to develop diagnostics, therapeutics and to gather necessary information for the study of the virus.
In line with this initiative, KAIMRC held the first MERS-CoV International Workshop on September 9 & 10th. With an array of speakers that are experts in their fields, the group was able to develop recommendations and strategies for moving forward. Representatives from national partners, including the Saudi Ministry of Health and Saudi Food & Drug Administration, contributed to the event, as well as international academic and industrial entities from the United States, Australia, Germany & more.
Further conversations and international collaborations are to come from this event after priorities and opportunities for research on the topic were identified.