NYS Wasdworth Labs Looking for Better Treatment for Tick-Borne Diseases

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New York State’s Wasdworth Labs is partnering with a private pharmaceutical company to look for better tests and treatment for tick-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease.

Governor Cuomo’s office says the State Health Department is partnering with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a leading biotech company. 

The department’s Wasdworth Lab has accumulated a lot of information on ticks and the diseases they carry. Regeneron develops medicines. 

Together, the state says they’ll be able to tackle a pressing public health need as tick-borne illnesses become more widespread.

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