The extraordinary scope and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic has elicited extraordinary responses world-wide. Organizations located across the globe have mobilized teams to research the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19, conduct clinical studies of repurposed biologics, and research and develop anti-SARS-CoV-2 biologics. Disruptions at companies and regulatory agencies, however, have raised concerns about the effects of the pandemic on possible approvals of non-COVID-19 antibody therapeutics. In a series of webinars, The Antibody Society will report on important developments in the commercial pipeline of antibody therapeutics for COVID-19, as well as other indications.
In “Antibodies to Watch in a Pandemic”, Dr. Janice Reichert (The Antibody Society) provides an update on non-COVID-19 antibody therapeutics approved in the first half of 2020, and those that might be approved by the end of the year. She also discusses the ~ 130 biologics currently in development for COVID-19, which includes over 50 repurposed biologics and over 80 anti-SARS-CoV-2 biologics. Additionally, Dr. Thomas Schirrmann (Yumab) presents a case study of how to develop anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in both academic and industrial settings.