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Data Bytes: Roche tops list of pharmas running COVID-19 trials

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Pharmas and big biotechs are collectively conducting at least 35 clinical trials for COVID-19, with a further 16 starting soon, according to ClinicalTrials.gov and www.chictr.org.cn.

Roche is evaluating Actemra tocilizumab in six of its nine ongoing trials, and one of its upcoming trials. The IL-6 mAb has shown a survival benefit in at least two controlled, investigator-led studies (see “Clinical Scorecard for COVID-19”).

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