Monoclonal Antibodies For COVID-19: Cocktails Present Efficacy, Manufacturing Tradeoffs
Ability to quickly scale manufacturing is a key criteria for Operation Warp Speed therapeutics, but for monoclonal antibodies the most effective approach may mean fewer doses. FDA’s Janet Woodcock said the government is supporting a range of antibody approaches for COVID-19 so that if virus escape mutants emerge from single antibody treatment there will be other options, while Regeneron argues the cocktail approach is safer, even though it will likely mean fewer doses of drug will be available.
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