Antiviral Avigan Moves into COVID-19-based Phase II Clinical Trials in Boston Area

Antiviral Avigan Moves into COVID-19-based Phase II Clinical Trials in Boston Area

Fujifilm Holdings Corp initiated a Phase II clinical trial of its anti-flu drug Avigan for COVID-19 patients in the United States for the first time in the Boston, MA, area involving Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In Japan, the Japanese company launches a Phase III Avigan trial for COVID-19 patients in Japan. The drug has produced mixed results. Boston, the world’s leading life sciences industry cluster, is an appropriate place to evaluate this important investigational treatment for COVID-19 patients.

What is Avigan?

TrialSite News first introduced Avigan and received many direct emails of interest from all over the world. Known as Avigan, it is an antiviral drug under development by Toyama Chemical of Japan with activity against many RNA viruses. The drug was also being assessed in China for experimental treatment of SARS-CoV-2 and was found to be effective in treating the infection in two clinical trials in Wuhan and Shenzhen. Avigan has evidenced activity against influenza viruses, West Nile virus, yellow fever virus, foot and mouth disease, and others.

The Study

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