Researchers at The University of Dundee in Scotland, UK are set to lead a clinical trial of Insmed’s brensocatib (formerly INS1007) for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

Insmed will provide funding and supply the drug, which is being developed to treat lung inflammation in bronchiectasis and other inflammatory conditions.

The new trial, called STOP-COVID19, will assess the drug’s ability to decrease the incidence of acute lung injury and prevent mechanical ventilation in up to 300 hospitalised patients at ten sites across the UK.

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