By Wayne Koberstein, Executive Editor, Life Science Leader magazine
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Phase 3 monoclonal to block HIV from infecting T cells, and earlier hopefuls.
CytoDyn is in late-stage development of its lead drug, PRO 140 (leronlimab) for treating HIV infection as a unique CCR5-blocking monoclonal agent in the new class of “viral-entry” inhibitors. PRO 140 has just completed and announced positive data from a Phase 2b/3 clinical trial in combination with existing anti-HIV therapies and will produce data from its Phase 3 monotherapy trial later this year. It also is in a Phase 2 trial in prevention of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The company has other products and indications in development at earlier stages in its pipeline.