Incyte begins Phase III trial of ruxolitinib to treat Covid-19

20th April 2020 (Last Updated April 20th, 2020 08:35)

Incyte has started a Phase III clinical trial of ruxolitinib (Jakafi) to treat cytokine storm caused by Covid-19 coronavirus infection.

The global, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trial, named RUXCOVID, will assess the safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib given along with standard-of-care (SoC) in around 400 patients aged ≥12 years worldwide.

RUXCOVID is funded by Incyte in the US and Novartis outside of the US. Earlier this month, Incyte and Novartis announced plans to conduct the Phase III trial.

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