Type: Proprietary synthetic, peptide-containing surfactant similar to human surfactant, approved by the FDA in a previous liquid dose formulation for respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants.
Status: Windtree said March 24 it will pursue the clinical study of its KL4 surfactant to potentially mitigate the pulmonary effects of severe COVID-19 infection. The company said it is actively pursuing several non-dilutive opportunities to fund this project, including government agencies and private foundations.
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: