COVID-19: Drugs in Development


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
Current Stage
Next Milestone
Last Updated
Incyte Corporation
Phase 3 trial of Olumiant in hospitalized participants with COVID-19, dubbed COV-BARRIER
Results expected in December 2020
Incyte Corporation
Phase 3 trial of Jakafi in patients with COVID-19-associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome who require mechanical ventilation (RUXCOVID-DEVENT)
Relief Therapeutics Holding AG
US Phase 2b/3 clinical trials of RLF-100 in respiratory deficiency due to COVID-19
Topline data expected in Q4, 2020
Altimmune Inc.
AdCOVID Intranasal Covid-19 vaccine
Positive results from the preclinical studies of AdCOVID announced on Jul.13
Phase 1 clinical trial of AdCOVID in Q4 2020
Vigene Biosciences, DynPort Vaccine Co.
Phase III trial of Lenzilumab in severe and critical COVID-19 patients
Topline data expected in Q4, 2020
Hepion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Preclinical stage
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Immunic, Inc
IMU-838 for COVID-19.
Phase 2b study in combination with Tamiflu in adult patients with moderate-to-severe COVID-19 (IONIC)
Top-line data expected later in 2020
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

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