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COVID-19: Drugs in Development

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The COVID-19 outbreak, which started in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China, was declared a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" by the WHO on January 30, 2020. The outbreak was characterized as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Currently, there are no drugs to treat COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Listed below are companies that are in the race to find a treatment or vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

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Company Name
Drug
Current Stage
Next Milestone
Collaboration
Last Updated
Moderna, Inc
(MRNA)
mRNA-1273 Vaccine
On Sept.21, 2021, initiated clinical study for a third dose of the vaccine in people with organ transplant.
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09/22/2021
BioNTech
(BNTX)
COMIRNATY
On Sep.18, 2021, FDA Panel voted unanimously in favor of COMIRNATY booster for Emergency Use only in people 65 and older and certain high-risk populations but not for general population.
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Pfizer
09/21/2021
Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc.
(EIGR)
Lambda
The company said that the first patients were dosed in the Phase 3 study of Lambda, dubbed Together, in newly diagnosed, outpatients with COVID-19.

--On Sept. 20, 2021, Data Safety Monitoring Board recommended continuation of Phase 3 Together study.
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09/21/2021
Moderna, Inc
(MRNA)
Spikevax
On Sept.20, 2021, received full approval for Covid-19 vaccine Spikevax in Canada.
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09/21/2021
Appili Therapeutics Inc.
Favipiravir
On October 20, 2020, initiated Phase 2 study study dubbed Control, evaluating the effectiveness of favipiravir as a preventative measure against COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in Canada.
--On Nov. 24, 2020, received clearance from Health Canada to begin Phase 3 study dubbed PEPCO in the prevention of COVID-19.
--On Dec.2, 2020, initiated Phase 3 study dubbed PRESECO in the U.S.
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09/20/2021
AB Science SA
Masitinib
Phase 2 study in Covid-19 treatment.
--On June 1, 2021, temporarily paused Phase 2 study, after identifying a potential risk of ischemic heart disease with masitinib.
--On July 12, 2021, the measures proposed by AB Science to reinforce patient safety in masitinib trials were accepted by French National Agency.
--On Sept. 16, 2021, received clearance from the Russian Health Ministry to resume patient enrollment in the phase 2 study.
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09/17/2021
CalciMedica Inc.
Auxora
Phase 2 study in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia (CARDEA)
Results reported from CARDEA on Sep.14, 2021, suggest that Auxora may rapidly reduce inflammation and reduce damage to vital organ tissue
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09/15/2021
RedHill Biopharma Ltd.
(RDHL)
Opaganib
Global Phase 2/3 study of Opaganib in patients hospitalized with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection

-- On Jan.29, 2021, Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) recommended that the study continue following a pre-scheduled futility review.
--On Sept. 14, 2021, topline data from the Phase 2/3 study of opaganib in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia were reported, that did not meet primary endpoint.
Top-line data and potential global emergency use authorization applications are expected in the second quarter of 2021
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09/14/2021

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