Cuba’s medicine will be tested in the US, Mexico and Brazil.
05 Thursday Nov 2020
The monoclonal antibody Itolizumab received authorization to start a phase III clinical trial in Covid-19 patients in the US, Mexico and Brazil, reported on Wednesday Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM).
Recently, Cuban researchers also shared on social networks an article published in the Gerontology Journal about the country’s experience of Itolizumab’s use in elderly Covid-19 patients.
According to the text, the study combined the timely use of this monoclonal antibody with other antiviral and anticoagulant therapies to reduce the worsening of Covid-19 and mortality.
The humanized Itolizumab antibody emerges as a therapeutic alternative for Covid-19 patients and suggests its possible use in others with cytokine release syndrome due to other pathologies,’ indicates the scientific article.
Experts assured that this innovative product of Cuban biotechnology allowed reducing the number of critical patients.