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After Biologic COVID-19 Drug OK'd in India, Equillium Plans a US Test

22 days ago   |   By Xconomy

The drug that Equillium licensed from India-based pharma giant Biocon has received authorization for emergency use in that country in patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The treatment, itolizumab, reduced mortality in a 30-person open-label randomized controlled trial in which the goal was to avoid or address a dangerous inflammatory response to the virus called cytokine release syndrome. Now La Jolla, CA-based Equillium plans to put itolizumab through its paces in the US, too. The company's stock has whipsawed this week, skyrocketing by 730 percent Monday to $26.50 apiece after Biocon...
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