Candidate: Natural killer (NK) cell therapy

Type: Universal off-the-shelf NKG2D-ACE2 CAR-NK cells

Status: Chongqing Sidemu Biotechnology Technology and sponsor Chongqing Public Health Medical Center disclosed March 27 they are recruiting patients for an up to 90-patient Phase I/II clinical trial (NCT04324996) assessing the company’s universal off-the-shelf NKG2D-ACE2 CAR-NK cells secreting IL15 superagonist and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)-neutralizing single-chain variable fragment (scFv).

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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