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Murphy Praises Nanotechnology Work Of Shelton Biotech Firm

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy tours a Shelton biotech company.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy tours a Shelton biotech company. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHELTON, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) visited NanoViricides Inc., a growing Shelton-based company working to develop nanotechnology-based anti-viral medicines, and hosted a town hall meeting with employees.

Murphy joined founder Dr. Anil Diwan for a tour of the facility Wednesday and then hosted the meeting with the company’s 30 employees.

Two years ago, NanoViricides expanded to its new Shelton lab space from a smaller West Haven facility and added 20 new employees.

NanoViricides is currently working on anti-viral drugs to treat a number of diseases, including Zika, H1N1, influenza, and Ebola, as well as a skin cream for treating shingles.

“NanoViricides is exactly the type of innovative company driving job creation throughout greater New Haven and the Naugatuck Valley,” said Murphy. “I was incredibly impressed by the company and enjoyed hearing from employees during my town hall about how I can best help them and other bioscience entrepreneurs cut through red tape.

"I know the success of our state’s economy is reliant on innovative companies like NanoViricides that tap into the strengths of our state’s workforce and educational institutions, and I’ll be bringing what I learned from today’s visit back to Congress.”

Diwan and  the employees were happy to host the senator's visit.

“We really appreciate Senator Murphy for visiting and wanting to learn about NanoViricides. We are excited about the future opportunities with our highly effective nanotechnology, and we’re happy to know the senator is as well,” said Diwan.

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