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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The SILVAR study is designed to reaffirm the results of the SISCO trial, which showed that siltuximab led to a reduced mortality rate from COVID-19.
Interim results from the SISCO study at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Italy have demonstrated the promise of siltuximab as a treatment for the symptoms of COVID-19. Lee Morley explains how the drug works and the next steps for its development.
The SISCO study will assess if the anti-IL-6 antibody siltuximab can aid patients suffering Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as a complication of the COVID-19 coronavirus.