Zydus Cadila gets CDSCO nod for clinical trials of antibodies cocktail to treat COVID-19: Sources

These antibodies are made by cloning unique white blood cells
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Zydus Cadila has been given permission to conduct clinical trials on neutralising monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)-based cocktail for the treatment of COVID-19 by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), according to sources.

“SEC gives a recommendation for the Phase I and II clinical trials of Zydus Cadila’s biological therapy ZRC-3308, a cocktail of two SARS-CoV-2-neutralising monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that can emerge as one of the main treatments for mild COVID-19,” the sources said.

These antibodies are made by cloning unique white blood cells. Zydus Cadila has sought the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) permission recently to undertake clinical trials.

Zydus said that its biological therapy ZRC-3308, a cocktail of two SARS-CoV-2-neutralising monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) can emerge as one of the main treatments for mild COVID-19.

(Edits by EP News Bureau)

CDSCOClinical TrialsCOVID-19Monoclonal AntibodiesZRC-3308Zydus Cadila
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