Mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord tissue could help treat ARDS in Covid-19 patients, according to results of a Phase I/IIa clinical trial published by University of Miami researchers.

Humanigen Inc. and EVERSANA announced that they are partnering to make lenzilumab available to hospitalized and hypoxic Covid-19 patients in the event that an Emergency Use Authorization is issued from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and subsequent BLA.

Incyte and Novartis announced a Phase III study of Jakafi (ruxolitinib), a first-in-class JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor, failed to hit endpoints as a treatment for patients 12 and up with Covid-19 associated cytokine storm.

Novartis inked an exclusive worldwide license and collaboration deal with Australia-based Mesoblast to develop, commercialize and manufacture remestemcel-L for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), including when it is linked to Covid-19.

Veru Inc. is developing a dual anti-inflammatory/antiviral medication to combat severe Covid-19 infections.