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Agile Press release: Two new therapies to be tested in ground-breaking COVID-19 clinical trial

GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology have joined forces with researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Southampton, who are leading an accelerated early phase trials platform to test new treatments for COVID-19. The two monoclonal antibody therapies, VIR-7831 and VIR-7832, will be given to patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have mild or moderate symptoms. Pre-clinical studies have already shown that these antibody therapies have promising results in combatting coronavirus infections. The hope is that, by conducting early phase human trials, the researchers will discover whether they could be an effective tool for treating patients with the COVID-19 in the future.

Coronavirus treatment: Experimental drug in trial phase

An experimental drug that could prevent Covid-19 patients from becoming seriously ill is being trialled in England.
The BBC’s Fergus Walsh spoke to two volunteers who are taking part in the trial at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Case study from @Medidata

Take a look at this case study from @Medidata who are supporting @SouthamptonCTU with the AGILE clinical trial platform #COVID19 #clinicaltrials

Covid-19 Drug interactions

The Liverpool Drug Interactions website team developed a freely available drug interactions resource to provide information on the likelihood of interactions between the experimental agents used for the treatment of COVID-19 and commonly prescribed co-medications.

Find out more here.

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AGILE Press release: Search for effective COVID-19 treatments

The University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Southampton Clinical Trials Unit announced this week that they have launched their innovative COVID-19 drug testing platform, AGILE. The AGILE initiative is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Southampton Clinical Trials Unit, University of Southampton and Lancaster University, as well as other partners. AGILE has been developed by Infectious Diseases clinicians, clinical and pre-clinical pharmacologists, clinical trials specialists and statisticians. The result is a clinical trials platform that can test new drugs for COVID-19 and identify faster than ever before those compounds which could be game changers in the battle against COVID-19………