A clinical trial of the rheumatoid arthritis drug Kevzara as a treatment for the coronavirus has started.
Sanofi SA and partner
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc have started a clinical
trial of their rheumatoid arthritis drug Kevzara as a treatment
for the coronavirus, the companies said on Monday.
Enrolments for the mid-to-late stage trial will begin
immediately, and the companies anticipate the trial will test up
to 400 patients.
Kevzara is an infection-fighting protein known as monoclonal
Regeneron in February announced a partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop a coronavirus
treatment, and had said it would focus on monoclonal antibodies.
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