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Jun 01, 2020

In April, Amarex achieved rapid, supplemental Investigation Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. FDA, on behalf of its client, to treat COVID-19 patients experiencing septic shock under an already underway Phase III clinical trial of a blood filtration device.

May 27, 2020

In mid-March, Amarex worked with client CytoDyn to prepare, submit, and achieve FDA approval for emergency use of CytoDyn’s drug leronlimab as a treatment for severe cases of COVID-19. Since then, over 50 patients in a New York hospital have been treated with leronlimab. Initial results appear to show that leronlimab restores immune homeostasis, reduces plasma viral load, and reverses hyperimmune activation and inflammation in critically ill COVID-19 patients.

May 21, 2020

Yesterday, Amarex on behalf of a client, submitted a Clinical Trial Application (CTA) to Belgium health authorities. The CTA is for a therapeutic product to treat serious side-effects of the COVID-19 disease in a special patient population. Amarex’s Regulatory Affairs team prepared and submitted the application within one week of receiving the request from the client. An approval from Belgium authorities is expected soon.

May 18, 2020

Amarex is an expert at streamlining regulatory and clinical trial testing services for product development and FDA approval. We are applying additional resources to rush timelines for all COVID-19 product projects.

May 14, 2020

On May 11, Amarex achieved approval from the U.S. FDA on behalf of its client, 1drop Inc., for an emergency use authorization (EUA) of an in-vitro diagnostic for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The product, 1copyTM COVID-19 qPCR Multi Kit, is a highly sensitive assay with a short test result time of less than two hours. Developed by 1drop Inc., a Korea-based biotechnology company, this product is already approved in several countries, including South Korea, Sri Lanka, Germany, Luxemburg, Paraguay, Georgia, Bulgaria and Canada.

May 11, 2020

On May 11, the U.S. FDA updated the Policy for Coronavirus Disease-2019 Tests During the Public Health Emergency. In the revised policy, the U.S. FDA recommends that all diagnostic manufacturers and testing labs conduct their SARS-CoV-2 assay validation using SARS-CoV-2 positive and negative clinical specimens (30 positives/30 negatives), in preference to the previously accepted ‘contrived’ test specimens.

May 06, 2020

Amarex achieved approval from the UK health authorities ((Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as well as central ethical committee, “Health Research Authority (HRA)”) to conduct a Phase 2 clinical trial of a recombinant human protein product, on behalf of its client, as a treatment for a sub-population of patients with COVID-19. This Clinical Trial Application (CTA) was prepared and submitted to MHRA by Amarex’s Regulatory Affairs department within a very short period of time. Patient enrollment is targeted to begin next week, and Amarex will be managing the study for the client.

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