In this article, EPR’s Hannah Balfour discusses the potential impact of waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19-related medicine and technology on pharma, biopharma and biotech companies.
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REGEN-COV™ (casirivimab and imdevimab antibody cocktail)
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.
Phase III data shows REGEN-COV™ (casirivimab and imdevimab) reduced risk of death by 20 percent in hospitalised COVID-19 patients lacking an immune response to SARS-CoV-2.
Laboratory study shows the blood sera of people vaccinated against COVID-19 with Comirnaty® can neutralise at least six viral variants including three variants of concern.
Monoclonal antibody therapies found to reduce progression to severe disease, risk of hospitalisation and death in transplant recipients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
Phase III data shows treatment with REGEN-COV™ (casirivimab and imdevimab) significantly reduces the risk of high-risk COVID-19 infected outpatients being hospitalised or dying.
The EMA’s committee adopted positive opinions of six medications, including two orphan drugs, and concluded its review of the use of REGN-COV2 – an investigational antibody therapy for COVID-19.
In vitro neutralisation assays show REGEN-COV and AZD7442 are effective against the new SARS-CoV-2 variants, while other antibody therapies, including Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab, were not.
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.