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New antibody drug added to Oxford University trial of Covid-19 treatments

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Regeneron's experimental drug REGN-COV2 to be added to UK's Recovery trial Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Oxford-based Recovery trial which proved that steroids saved the lives of some Covid patients will now take on a promising but far more expensive new antibody combination treatment, it has been announced. A cohort of patients joining the trial in most NHS acute hospitals will be randomly allocated to Regeneron's experimental drug, called REGN-COV2. The drug is a combination of two human neutralising antibodies against the virus. The company previously...
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Expert reaction to news that the RECOVERY trial will evaluate Regeneron's REGN-COV2 investigational antibody cocktail in the UK

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

It has been announced that the UK RECOVERY trial will be starting investigations into a new possible treatment for COVID-19, Regeneron's REGN-COV2 investigational antibody cocktail.
Prof Fiona Watt, Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council, said:
“With our support, the RECOVERY trial has previously found the most clinically effective treatment for Covid-19 so far, dexamethasone. The same UK-wide trial will now test a new treatment designed specifically to combat the virus that causes the disease. Monoclonal, or targeted, antibodies are already used to treat cancer and autoimmune...
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