Drugmaker Eli Lilly said on Feb. 26 the U.S. government agreed to buy at least 100,000 doses of the company’s newly authorized COVID-19 dual antibody cocktail for $210 million, with doses to be delivered through March-end.

Europe’s drug regulator is evaluating South Korean drugmaker Celltrion’s Covid-19 antibody treatment, the third such drug against the disease to go under real-time review in the region.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to a combination of Eli Lilly and AbCellera’s monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab and the Lilly antibody etesevimab for mild to moderate Covid-19.

Almost all people previously infected with Covid-19 have high levels of antibodies for at least six months that are likely to protect them from reinfection with the disease, results of a major UK study showed.

A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19 includes research on long-lasting Covid-19 effects seen in children.

Laboratory testing found that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail can combat a coronavirus variant first found in South Africa, but a similar drug from Eli Lilly and Co. is inactive against it, according to a study.

Vir Biotechnology, Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline struck a three-way collaborative deal to evaluate Vir’s investigational monoclonal antibody VIR-7831 in combination with Lilly’s bamlanivimab in low-risk patients with mild to moderate Covid-19.

Eli Lilly and Co. will move a new Covid-19 antibody therapy to human trials targeting a coronavirus variant that was first found in South Africa, the U.S. drugmaker said.

Protecting the most vulnerable, Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab significantly reduced Covid-19 risk for nursing home residents in a Phase III trial. 

BioSpace looks at some of the top stories from Day 2 of the virtual JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference.