Regeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail Shows Early Promise, But Does It Merit An EUA?
Could Help Patients Who Lack Own Antibody Response
Data from the first 275 patients in the trial are promising, but outside experts say they are wary of another hasty Emergency Use Authorization.
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Regeneron's antibody cocktail prevented deaths and mechanical ventilation in hospitalized patients on low-flow oxygen. Also, Pfizer and BioNTech will supply an additional 100m doses of the companies' COVID-19 vaccine to the US government for $1.95bn, while Merck & Co signed a contract for its COVID-19 treatment MK-7110.
Moderna's vaccine has reached the requisite number of cases to trigger a Phase III interim analysis and Brazil allows SinoVac's trial to resume after a serious adverse event, but AstraZeneca's Calquence fails to show any benefit in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Medicago and GSK also report vaccine progress and the RDIF strikes another production deal.
Plus: Humainigen announced data from its still-blinded Phase III trial, while Korea's GeneOne advanced a DNA vaccine candidate.