Serum Being Used to Treat Ebola Coming from Owensboro

Published 08/05 2014 07:33AM

Updated 08/05 2014 05:14PM

    The Lexington-Herald Leader is reporting that the serum being used to treat the two Americans who contracted Ebola -- known as Z-Mapp -- was produced at a facility in Owensboro.
    The serum wasn't manufactured, but grown in a greenhouse full of genetically modified tobacco plants.
    Kentucky Bioprocessing conducts contract research and development for San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical.
    The experimental drug apparently had never been tested on humans.

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