Baton Rouge General researchers looking for participants for a COVID-19 prevention at-home nasal spray clinical trial

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Baton Rouge General researchers are looking for participants to take part in a clinical trial studying whether a new at-home nasal spray can work for COVID-19 prevention.

Rhinologist Dr. Henry Barham says that they are seeking trial participants who have not had COVID-19 and are somewhere between the ages of 18 and 65 years old.

“The initial data is very encouraging, and through this trial, we hope to find that a safe, effective prevention option that acts as a barrier of defense against upper respiratory infections like COVID-19,” said Dr. Barham.

Baton Rouge General says the clinical trial includes:

  • Using a self-administered nasal spray
  • Four study-related office visits over the course of six weeks

According to Baton Rouge General, “while the COVID-19 vaccines stimulate adaptive or “memory” immunity by causing antibodies, the nasal spray studies innate immunity, which acts as the defense system a person is born with and serves as the first line of defense in preventing infection.”

For more information about the clinical trial, call 225-819-1181 or visit

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