Dual-Antibody Cocktail Shows Effectiveness In COVID-19 Animal Models: Reuters

  • In mice and hamster study, COVID-19 therapies comprising two types of antibodies were found to be effective against a wide range of COVID-19 variants, Reuters reported citing the Washington University School of Medicine.
  • The latest study included three of the four variants that have been designated "variants of concern" by the WHO.
  • The FDA in April revoked the emergency use authorization of Eli Lilly And Co's LLY single antibody therapy, bamlanivimab, amid resistance due to the variants.
  • The researchers evaluated the FDA authorized combination therapies made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc REGNEli Lilly, and single antibody therapy, sotrovimab by Vir Biotechnology Inc VIR and GlaxoSmithKline Plc GSK.
  • They also assessed the antibodies in clinical trials by AbbVie Inc ABBV, Vir, and AstraZeneca Plc AZN.
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