Type: Fully-human anti-interleukin-6 receptor (anti-IL6R) monoclonal antibody (mAb) for treatment of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, delivered directly into the lungs using a handheld inhaler or nebulizer.
Status: Tiziana said Aprl 9 it has submitted a provisional patent application for the delivery technology. The application covers treatment with the monoclonal antibody, as well as prophylactic intervention with a vaccine candidate, designed from Spike (S) protein of COVID-19. Tiziana acquired TZLS-501, formerly called NI-1201, from Novimmune in 2017 for undisclosed upfront, milestone, and future royalty payments: “We view NI-1201 as a potential game-changer for addressing the high unmet need of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases,” Tiziana Executive Chairman Gabriele Cerrone stated at the time.
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: