In this article, EPR’s Hannah Balfour explores the current usage of monoclonal antibody therapies for COVID-19, with commentary from Professor Adrian Streinu-Cercel of the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
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Interim data from the Phase III trial evaluating REGEN-COV™ as a passive vaccine to prevent COVID-19 finds it reduces overall infection rate, viral load and length of infection.
The additional doses of casirivimab and imdevimab, two monoclonal antibodies, will be used in non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
The Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is based on a trial in which casirivimab and imdevimab reduced hospitalisations in mild to moderate COVID-19 patients.