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A8G6 for COVID-19

A8G6 has been reported as potentially beneficial for treatment of COVID-19. We have not reviewed these studies. See all other treatments.
Li et al., The real-world effectiveness of an intranasal spray A8G6 antibody cocktail in the post-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19, medRxiv, doi:10.1101/2023.03.14.23287255
Background: Due to the continuous appearance of novel SARS-CoV-2 variants that are resistant to approved antibodies and leading to the epidemic rebound, several approved neutralizing antibodies have been paused for their usage against COVID-19. Previously, we identified A8G6, an antibody combination of two synergic SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies 55A8 and 58G6, that showed broad neutralizing activities against Omicron variants. When administrated by the nasal spray delivery system, A8G6 showed promising efficacy in COVID-19 animal models and also showed favorable safety profile in preclinical models as well as in a first-in-human trial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the real-world efficacy of A8G6 neutralizing antibody nasal spray in post-exposure prevention of COVID-19. Methods: From November 27, 2022 to January 31, 2023, an open-label, non-randomized, two-arm, blank-controlled, investigator-initiated trial was conducted in Chongqing, China. High-risk healthy participants (18-65 years) within 72 hours after close contact to SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals were recruited and received a three-dose (1.4 mg/dose) A8G6 nasal spray treatment daily or no treatment (blank control) for 7 consecutive days. The primary end points were 1) the occurrence of positive SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR cases in A8G6 treated group vs blank control group at the end of day 7; 2) time to SARS-CoV-2 positive conversion at the end of day 7. The secondary end points were 1) viral load of SARS-CoV-2 when participants became SARS-CoV-2 positive; 2) the time from SARS-CoV-2 infection to negative COVID-19 conversion. Safety end point of the nasal spray AG86 was analyzed by recording adverse events during the whole course of this trial. This study was registered with (ChiCTR2200066416). Findings: Of 513 enrolled participants, 173 in the A8G6 treatment group and 340 in the blank-control group were included in the analysis. SARS-CoV-2 infection occurred in 151/340 (44.4%) subjects in the blank control group and 12/173 (6.9%) subjects with the A8G6 treatment group. The result indicates that the intranasal spray A8G6 reduces the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection (HR=0.12, 95% CI, 0.07-0.22; p<0.001). The prevention efficacy of the A8G6 treatment within 72-hours exposure was calculated to be 84.4% (95% CI: 74.4%-90.4%). Moreover, compared to the blank-control group, the time from the SARS-CoV-2 negative to the positive COVID-19 conversion was significantly longer in the AG86 treatment group (mean time: 3.4 days in the A8G6 treatment group vs 2.6 days in the control group, p=0.019). In the secondary end-point analysis, the A8G6 nasal treatment had no effects on the viral load at baseline SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR positivity and the time of the negative COVID-19 conversion (viral clearance). Finally, 5 participants (3.1%) in the treatment group reported general adverse effects. We did not observe any severe adverse effects related to the A8G6 treatment in this study. Interpretation:..
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