AstraZeneca AZD7442, A fast acting vaccine.


Candidate: AZD7442

Category: ANTIBODY

Type: Combination therapy for preventing and treating COVID-19, consisting of two monoclonal antibodies derived from convalescent patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection, AZD8895 and AZD1061. Both were discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)’s Vanderbilt Vaccine Center. The coronavirus-neutralizing antibodies were developed through the company’s program to use the Defense Advances Research Project Agency’s Pandemic Prevention Platform (P3).

Status: AstraZeneca on October 9 was awarded $486 million toward two Phase III trials and related development activities related to AZD7442, including a large-scale manufacturing demonstration project and supply of doses in the U.S. The company estimated that 100,000 doses of AZD 7442 could be available from the project for high-risk patients unable to benefit from a vaccine by December 2020.

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