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THE INVESTOR
December 02, 2020
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Bio & Medicine

Enzychem Lifesciences’ COVID-19 drug proceeds to phase 2 trial

  • PUBLISHED :August 07, 2020 - 15:53
  • UPDATED :August 07, 2020 - 15:53
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Enzychem Lifesciences’ COVID-19 treatment candidate EC-18 was granted by the US’ Food and Drug Administration to carry out phase 2 clinical trial on confirmed patients, the company said on August 7.

In this phase 2 clinical trial, Enzychem Lifesciences will confirm the therapeutic effects of EC-18 for acute respiratory distress syndrome prevalent in COVID-19 patients with pneumonia.



EC-18 is a novel drug candidate that had been in phase 2 clinical trials for chemoradiation-induced oral muscositis, chemotherapy induced complications such as neutropenia and acute radiation syndrome.

The drug is being tested to repurpose as COVID-19 treatment. Korean drug authorities have also given the approval for the drug to proceed to a phase 2 clinical trial here.

Enzychem Lifesciences’ phase 2 test design will target 60 COVID-19 patients, of whom 30 will be given the standard treatment with EC-18, while the rest will be given standard treatment with placebo.

Enzychem Lifesciences is listed on Korea’s secondary bourse, Kosdaq.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)

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