Junshi’s COVID Antiviral Superior To Paxlovid? Some Caveats Unveiled
Unexpected protocol changes and a single-blind design for a Phase III head-to-head trial seem to have played to the advantage of Junshi’s oral derivative of Gilead’s antiviral remdesivir in COVID-19.
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Frontier Biotechnologies is seeking to enroll roughly 1,200 hospitalized COVID patients in an international Phase II/III clinical trial to evaluate its bofutrelvir (FB2001) in competition with Gilead’s Veklury.
In this week's podcast version of Five Must-Know Things: GSK boosts vaccine presence via M&A; US PBM formulary exclusions on the rise; ASCO data portend battle for bispecifics in lymphoma; mixed ASCO data for Cabometyx combos; and Junshi’s oral COVID-19 antiviral shows promise although questions remain.
Leading the group were Trinomab Biotech, which develops antibodies for infectious diseases, and cell and gene developers BRL Medicine and XellSmart.