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Cuba's medicine will be tested in U.S., Mexico and Brazil

Christian Fernsby |
The monoclonal antibody Itolizumab received authorization to start a phase III clinical trial in coronavirus patients in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil, reported Cuba's Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM).

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Developed by that institution in collaboration with the India's BIOCON company, this trial will consolidate the scientific pieces of evidence that supports the effective inclusion of the drug in the Cuba's protocol for the coronavirus treatment, warns the CIM on Twitter.

Winner of one of the National Awards of the Cuban Academy of Sciences in 2014, in the Biomedical Sciences category, the product has an anti inflammatory and immuno regulatory effect.

Recently, Cuban researchers also shared on social networks an article published in the Gerontology Journal about the country's experience of Itolizumab's use in elderly coronavirus patients.

According to the text, the study combined the timely use of this monoclonal antibody with other antiviral and anticoagulant therapies to reduce the worsening of coronavirus and mortality.

Experts assured that this innovative product of Cuban biotechnology allowed reducing the number of critical patients.

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