The results from the human trial are expected toward the end of June and are currently underway at three hospitals, one in New York, one in California and one in Georgia. If the trial is successful, the company said it could be available by fall.
“Until now, scientists have been trying to repurpose medicines, drugs, that were designed for new diseases to see if they work in Covid-19, but as soon as this epidemic started, we got to work making a new medicine against this disease. Now we’re ready and testing it in patients,” said Dr. Dan Skovronsky, Eli Lilly’s senior vice president and chief scientific officer.
The antibody is created from antibodies created by a person that survived Covid-19. Eli Lilly is working in tandem with AbCellera on the antibody test. Similar tests are used to treat asthma, lupus, HIV and some forms of cancer. If successful, this drug would treat patients suffering from coronavirus. Right now, doctors are depending on early detection and needed hospitalizations to help patients recover from the virus.
Other companies and scientists are working on similar antibody tests, with plans to conduct human trials of their own shortly. Multiple vaccines to treat Covid-19 are also underway. Read all our coronavirus vaccine coverage, below:
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