Candidate: WP1122

Type: Prodrug of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) whereby chemical elements are added to 2-DG to improve its delivery in vivo, then removed by normal metabolic processes.

Status: WPD on April 9 said independent research on WP1122 found 2-DG to reduce replication of SARS-CoV-2 by 100% in in vitro testing. WPD and CNS intend to move into clinical trials of WP1122 and other preclinical drugs on SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses. WPD has licensed a portfolio of drug candidates from Moleculin Biotech.

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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