Spain's PharmaMar says potential COVID-19 treatment shows efficacy against Omicron

11/1/2022 12:04:00 PM

Spain's PharmaMar says potential COVID-19 treatment shows efficacy against Omicron

Spain's PharmaMar says potential COVID-19 treatment shows efficacy against Omicron

MADRID: Spain\u0027s PharmaMar said on Tuesday (Jan 11) trials made in vitro and on animals showed its Plitidepsin drug had positive antiviral effects on the variants of COVID-19, including Omicron. The results of Phase I trials have shown the drug, also known as Aplidin, had a powerful antiviral activity again

LinkedIn MADRID: Spain's PharmaMar said on Tuesday (Jan 11) trials made in vitro and on animals showed its Plitidepsin drug had positive antiviral effects on the variants of COVID-19, including Omicron.LinkedIn BEIJING : Despite Omicron concerns, Beijing will not adjust its COVID-19 prevention measures for the Winter Olympics unless there are many cases inside the"closed-loop", Huang Chun, an official with the Beijing Games organising committee, said on Tuesday.There were 132,646 people hospitalized with Covid, surpassing the record of 132,051 set in January last year.LinkedIn BEIJING: Despite Omicron concerns, Beijing will not adjust its COVID-19 prevention measures for the Winter Olympics unless there are many cases inside the"closed-loop", Huang Chun, an official with the Beijing Games organising committee, said on Tuesday (Jan 11).

The results of Phase I trials have shown the drug, also known as Aplidin, had a powerful antiviral activity against all the variants in vitro and a distribution into the lungs of animals tested, resulting in a 99 per cent reduction of viral load in the lungs, the company said.The results of the trials were released in a paper published in the scientific journal Life Science Alliance, PharmaMar said.4.The paper also reported positive effects of Phase I and II trials on patients.S."All data we have seen so far with Plitidepsin corroborate our initial hypothesis of its activity as antiviral," PharmaMar's Jose Maria Fernandez Sousa said in a statement.Restrictions at Games venues in Beijing and Zhangjiakou in neighbouring Hebei province will be much tighter than those during last summer's Tokyo Olympics.The drug is being tested in final Phase III trials on patients.As in Tokyo, no international spectators will be allowed at the Beijing Winter Games, and local attendance at event sites is likely to be curtailed, although specific arrangements have not been released.

Shares in PharmaMar rose 5.As in Tokyo, no international spectators will be allowed at the Beijing Winter Games, and local attendance at event sites is likely to be curtailed, although specific arrangements have not been released., and Wisconsin have reported record levels of hospitalized Covid-19 patients recently, according to the Reuters analysis.3 per cent in early trading.Plitidepsin is a drug developed by PharmaMar originally to treat cancer, but has an effect as an antiviral.Related:.The United States has averaged over a half a million cases for the last six consecutive days, according to a Reuters tally.

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