S.Korea’s Celltrion gets UK approval for trials of COVID-19 antibody drug

A photo provided by the Korean biopharmaceutical Celltrion Inc. shows the company's CT-P59 coronavirus treatment material is stacked in vials and ready to be used in trials, in South Korea. EPA-EFE/YONHAPNEWS / CELTRION INC.

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South Korea’s Celltrion Inc on Thursday said British regulators had given it regulatory approval for a phase I clinical trial of its experimental COVID-19 treatment drug.

The company will enrol participants for a clinical study in the UK after approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Celltrion said in a statement.

South Korean regulators on July 17 approved an early stage clinical trial for the drug, making it the country’s first such antibody drug to be tested on humans.

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