Clinical Trials and Research News Weekly Roundup | MedinCell’s ‘Mass Roll-out’ of Ivermectin for COVID-19: Study Data Show Promise

MedinCell’s Mission for ‘Mass Roll-out’ of Ivermectin for COVID-19: Early Study Data Points Reveal Promise:TrialSite News first introduced Montpellier, France-based MedinCell, and their efforts to commercialize an ivermectin-based treatment for COVID-19 back in April. The French biotech company now reports positive first results from a clinical trial aiming at the validating the safety of continuous administration of ivermectin. Presented at an international “Collaborative Workshop—Ivermectin against COVID-19,” MedinCell reports no side effects observed with the first two doses in the study, which totals three doses. And so, they announced via press release that a first long-acting injectable formulation is ready to enter regulatory development. Embracing a prophylactic strategy, the company seeks to mimic the approach taken against HIV: “preexposure prophylaxis” (PrEP) evidencing efficacy as well as the need for long-acting injectable treatments, as the are the only ones that guarantee the continuity of protection. This French company also explores a “postexposure prophylaxis” (PEP) effort for established close contact with COVID-19.
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