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Regeneron, Vir pursuing different scientific paths to COVID-19 antibody therapies

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Regeneron and Vir, two of the companies at the forefront of the race to develop antibody-based therapies for COVID-19, have very different ideas about the best ways to discover and develop mAbs that could protect against or treat the disease.

Vir is prioritizing a single antibody against an epitope that is conserved between the coronaviruses that cause COVID-19 and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), while Regeneron is focused on cocktails of antibodies that are specific to COVID-19.

George Yancopoulos, co-founder, president and

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