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Thermo Fisher to Help Manufacture Humanigen's COVID-19 Therapeutic Lenzilumab

September 25, 2020

Humanigen has teamed up with Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher Scientific, which will help manufacture the drug substance for Humanigen’s COVID-19 monoclonal antibody lenzilumab.

The partnership is intended to scale up commercial production efforts in advance of a potential Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA in 2020 and a subsequent approval. Thermo Fischer expects to begin commercial-scale production of the lenzilumab bulk drug substance before the end of the year.

Lenzilumab is currently in phase 3 testing in the U.S. for prevention of cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients.

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