GlaxoSmithKline, Vir look to succeed where Lilly failed with NIH antibody study in hospitalized Covid-19 patients
In the hunt for an effective Covid-19 therapy, monoclonal antibodies have turned up mixed data so far. Eli Lilly was Exhibit A in October when the NIH quickly cut its antibody from a trial in moderately ill hospitalized patients. But now, GlaxoSmithKline and partner Vir Biotechnology are hoping to succeed where Lilly failed.
After Lilly’s stinging loss in achieving sustained recovery in hospitalized Covid-19 patients treated with its antibody, GlaxoSmithKline and Vir will now take a shot at that population as part of a placebo-controlled subtrial in the NIH’s “master protocol” Activ-3.
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