- The pharmaceutical firm called Regeneron announced a piece of positive news on July 6
- It revealed that the possible drug against COVID-19 has now entered the final stage of clinical trials
- The last trial will assess the ability of the drug to prevent uninfected people from contracting the virus
- Regeneron also said that they have moved into the 2/3 portion of the two trials that assess the drug’s effectiveness on infected patients
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A possible treatment for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now reportedly entered the final stage of clinical trials.
KAMI learned that the pharmaceutical firm called Regeneron finally announced the much-awaited development on Monday, July 6.
Regeneron is the medical company behind the drug REGN-COV2, a combination of two antibodies that block the “spike protein” of the novel coronavirus.
Jacqueline Howard of CNN recently reported that the Phase 3 trial of the said treatment will assess its ability to prevent uninfected people from contracting the virus.
The final stage of the trial will happen at more or less 100 sites, enrolling around 2 thousand patients from the United States.
With regards to the two trials that Regeneron is conducting in terms of the drug’s ability to treat hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients, the firm said that they are already into the 2/3 portion of the process.
INQUIRER.net shared a report that said the two trials will be conducted to 1,850 hospitalized and 1,050 non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and the US.
"We are running simultaneous adaptive trials in order to move as quickly as possible to provide a potential solution to prevent and treat COVID-19 infections, even in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic," said Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, the co-founder of Regeneron.
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The novel coronavirus pandemic is considered as one of the most dangerous health crises that the world has ever faced.
An Italian doctor claimed a few weeks ago that the said virus is becoming less dangerous now and it may just disappear without the need for a vaccine.
The team of Chinese medical experts who went to the Philippines to help fight COVID-19 also divulged their findings about the situation in the country.
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