#EIGR "announced results of an investigator sponsored study of Peginterferon Lambda-1a (Lambda) in outpatients with mild and uncomplicated COVID-19.
The primary endpoint was duration of viral shedding, determined by time to first of two consecutive negative tests for SARS-CoV-2 by qRT-PCR. The secondary endpoint was reducing duration of symptoms and hospitalization in patients with mild COVID-19. A total of 120 patients were randomized 1:1 to a single subcutaneous dose of Lambda or normal saline placebo. Patients were followed for 28 days.
No difference was demonstrated in duration of SARS-CoV-2 viral shedding and time to symptom resolution when compared with placebo. Median time to cessation of viral shedding in both groups was 7 days. Lambda was well-tolerated with few adverse events, which included elevated transaminases which self-resolved.
The study was co-led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers Upinder Singh, MD, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, and Prasanna Jagannathan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases" (see press release HERE).
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