The US Government to Purchase Additional Doses of Regeneron’s Casirivimab and Imdevimab to Combat COVID-19

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  • Roche confirms that the US govt. will purchase additional supply of Regeneron’s Ab cocktail for use in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients as part of Operation Warp Speed
  • The agreement additional supply of Regeneron’s Ab cocktail for use in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients as part of Operation Warp Speed.
  • The cocktail has received the US FDA’s EUA for recently diagnosed, high-risk, mild to moderate COVID-19 patients. Roche & Regeneron collaborated to develop and manufacture casirivimab and imdevimab under which Regeneron is distributing it in the US while Roche will be responsible for distribution outside the US

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Chugai In-Licenses Roche’s Antibody Cocktail for COVID-19 in Japan

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  • Chugai get an exclusive development and commercialization agreement in Japan for Roche’s Ab cocktail of casirivimab and imdevimab to combat COVID-19
  • Earlier, Roche & Regeneron collaborated for the development & commercialization of Ab cocktail where Regeneron will distribute the treatment in the US while Roche will be lead manufacturing and distribution activities outside the US
  • The combination regimen is being studied globally in a P-II/III study for patients with COVID-19 who require hospitalization, in P-II/III clinical study for non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19, and P-III clinical study for prevention of infection in COVID-19 household contacts

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Regeneron Collaborates with Penn to Explore Intranasal Delivery of COVID-19 Ab Cocktail via Gene Therapy Platform

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  • Penn allied with Regeneron to investigate Ab cocktail (casirivimab & imdevimab) to prevent COVID-19 infection when delivering intranasally via AAV vectors
  • The collaboration b/w Wilson and Penn’s GTP and Regeneron will have two phases. The first phase will include the validation of the effectiveness of Abs delivered via AAV in a large animal model challenge study. If successful, the research team will complete studies to support the filing of IND to the FDA
  • Regeneron’s Ab cocktail (casirivimab & imdevimab) is studied in clinical trials for the prevention of COVID-19 and has received the US FDA’s EUA in certain high-risk patients with mild to mod. COVID-19

Click here ­to­ read full press release/ article | Ref: Penn Medicine | Image: LaingBuisson News

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Regeneron’s Casirivimab and Imdevimab Receive the US FDA’s EUA as the First Combination Therapy for COVID-19

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  • The US FDA has issued a EUA for casirivimab (1,200mg) + imdevimab (1,200mg) administered together for mild to mod. COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients aged ≥12yrs. weighing at least 40kg [~88 pounds]) with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing and who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19
  • The EUA is based on a P-II study that showed a reduction in hospitalization or ER visits in patients at high risk for disease progression within 28days after treatment and a reduction in viral loads
  • Initial doses of Ab cocktail will be made available to ~300,000 patients, with no medication out-of-pocket costs, under the US government allocation program

Click here ­to­ read full press release/ article | Ref: Regeneron | Image: Fox Business

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