Vir Biotechnology and GSK announce NHS-supported AGILE study to evaluate VIR-7832 in the early treatment of COVID-19
- Second monoclonal antibody from Vir-GSK collaboration to be investigated as a potential COVID-19 treatment
- Preclinical data suggest VIR-7832 has two distinguishing properties: enhanced ability to clear infected cells and potential to enhance virus-specific T cell function, which could help treat and/or prevent COVID-19 infection
- Trial targeted to begin in 1Q2021 at multiple sites across the UK
Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIR) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced an agreement with the U.K.-based AGILE initiative to evaluate VIR-7832 in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 in a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial. VIR-7832 is a neutralising COVID-19 antibody that preclinical data suggests has two distinguishing properties: an enhanced ability to clear infected cells and the potential to enhance virus-specific T cell function, which could help treat and/or prevent COVID-19 infection.