Coronavirus Update: Vir, WuXi Terminate COVID-19 Antibody Pact
Xevudy, which was part of the deal, has already seen restrictions on its use due to diminished efficacy against Omicron. Plus, Ocugen is back in the game as the FDA has released the clinical hold on its Phase II/III vaccine trial, while Pfizer/BioNTech release new booster shot data for Comirnaty in children aged 6 months-5 years.
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Most children 5-11 in the US have not yet received a single vaccination, according to CDC.
The constantly mutating SARS-CoV-2 has evaded yet another antibody therapy, but Vir and GSK hope that a higher dose of Xevudy could retain some efficacy against BA.2.
The company hopes to expand Spikevax’s reach beyond the current approved population while also looking to take the lead in mRNA vaccines in other diseases.