Takeda, CSL, Other Blood Plasma Firms Team On Hyperimmune COVID-19 Therapy
Deal Snapshot: Six companies seek to collect convalescent plasma from COVID-19 survivors to quickly develop hyperimmune immunoglobulin therapy for serious complications of the virus.
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US FDA authorization will further boost already-high demand for plasma from individuals recovered from COVID-19 and increase competition for donors, NYU’s Arthur Caplan predicts, but CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance and Emergent BioSolutions say they do not expect EUA to impact either product supply or enrollment in upcoming randomized trials of their H-Ig products.
The two RNAi firms cross-license IP from their PH programs, while also partnering on a rare liver disease candidate. GSK invests $250m in Vir and will help to advance its antibody candidates for COVID-19.
Dozens of life science companies are working to find effective treatments for COVID-19. In addition to our daily in-depth coverage of key regulatory events relating to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re bringing you selected brief insights into some of the efforts that are under way on this front.