Candidate: IFX-1

Category: ANTIBODY

Type: Potentially first-in-class monoclonal anti-human complement factor C5a antibody in development for COVID-19 as well as inflammatory indications that include hidradenitis suppurativa, ANCA-associated vasculitis and Pyoderma Gangraenosum.

Status: InflaRx on March 31 said it had enrolled the first patient into a randomized clinical trial in the Netherlands that is investigating the safety and efficacy of IFX-1 in patients with severe COVID-19-induced pneumonia. The patient is being treated at Amsterdam University Medical Centers, with additional centers in Germany and potentially other European countries planned.

InflaRx said it had received from its Chinese licensee BDB initial positive human data from the first two patients treated in a Chinese clinical trial with BDB-001, an anti-C5a antibody produced in China by BDB from the IFX-1 cell line. That data is part of a larger study on the role of complement activation in COVID-19, made public through a preprint and not yet independently verified by InflaRx.

COVID-19: 200 Candidates and Counting

To navigate through the >200 potential therapeutic and vaccine options for COVID-19, GEN has grouped the candidates into four broad categories based on their developmental and (where applicable) clinical progress:

FRONT RUNNER – the most promising therapeutics/vaccines based on clinical progress, favorable data or both.

DEFINITELY MAYBE – earlier phases with promising partners, or more advanced candidates in development that have generated uneven data

KEEPING AN EYE ON… – interesting technology, attracting notable partners, or both, but preliminary data.

TOO SOON TO TELL – longshots pending additional experimental and/or clinical data.

GEN has also tagged the most common treatment types:


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