The green light came from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, which allowed Kyungpook National University Hospital to administer GC5131A to patients hospitalized for COVID-19. GC Pharma has increased the production of GC5131A significantly for actual use in treating patients.
Plasma treatment is different from plasma therapy involving the infusion of blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors. GC5131A is still in a second-stage clinical study involving 60 people at six hospitals to set proper dosage and check safety and efficacy. Third-sage clinical trials will be carried out abroad.
South Korea has unveiled a roadmap for the treatment of COVID-19 to develop plasma treatment by the year's end as well as antibody treatment and vaccines next year. Second and third-stage clinical trials are under way to verify the efficacy and safety of Celltrion's COVID-19 antibody treatment, CT-P59. Celltrion has vowed to complete preparations for the mass supply of therapeutic antibodies for emergency domestic use by the end of this year.
© Aju Business Daily & www.ajunews.com Copyright: All materials on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the authorization from the Aju News Corporation.