CytoDyn announced it had reached an exclusive deal with pharmaceutical company American Regent to distribute one of its latest products, leronlimab, per approval by the FDA. Leronlimab, which is under review by the FDA as a treatment for HIV, is an antibody that attaches itself to certain immune cell receptors HIV agents.
CytoDyn studies claim it can be effective in slowing the rate of inflammatory molecules production.
The company hopes it could soon be used to treat a potentially fatal condition called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome brought on by inflammation in the lungs in many COVID-19 cases.
Last month, the company announced it had recruited 75 patients for a Phase 2 trial studying leronlimab's effects on patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 cases. Results on a clinical trial of 390 COVID-19 patients should be complete by end of July.
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