COVID-19 Treatment

Vir Biotechnology to Begin Mid-to-Late Stage Trial of COVID-19 Treatment

August 13, 2020

California-based Vir Biotechnology plans to launch a phase 2/3 trial this month of VIR-7831, its investigational neutralizing monoclonal antibody for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The antibody was shown to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in preclinical studies. Vir said it also plans to evaluate the drug for the prevention of COVID-19 infections.  

The company said preliminary data from the trial will be available before the end of the year.

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