The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer Inc.’s supplemental Biologics License Application for Panzyga to treat adult patients with a rare neurological disease of the peripheral nerves called chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) could be a key to combating seriously ill Covid-19 patients who have been hospitalized due to complications from the disease, and Octapharma AG aims to find out as the company assesses the plasma-based treatment in a Phase III study.

As researchers and physicians try to identify ways to effectively treat and prevent COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, some are studying whether high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) could work. IVIg is a common blood plasma product that is used to treat other immune disorders.