A researcher tests possible Covid-19 antibodies at a laboratory in Indianapolis. Eli Lilly said interim trial results suggested its antibody drug may reduce the need for hospital treatment in some patients. Photo: AP/Eli LillyA researcher tests possible Covid-19 antibodies at a laboratory in Indianapolis. Eli Lilly said interim trial results suggested its antibody drug may reduce the need for hospital treatment in some patients. Photo: AP/Eli Lilly
A researcher tests possible Covid-19 antibodies at a laboratory in Indianapolis. Eli Lilly said interim trial results suggested its antibody drug may reduce the need for hospital treatment in some patients. Photo: AP/Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly says antibody drug ‘may reduce hospitalisations’ for Covid-19

  • Interim trial data suggests the experimental treatment has ‘a direct antiviral effect’ on patients with mild and moderate symptoms, according to company
  • It’s designed to block the coronavirus from entering human cells, neutralise it and potentially treat the disease

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A researcher tests possible Covid-19 antibodies at a laboratory in Indianapolis. Eli Lilly said interim trial results suggested its antibody drug may reduce the need for hospital treatment in some patients. Photo: AP/Eli LillyA researcher tests possible Covid-19 antibodies at a laboratory in Indianapolis. Eli Lilly said interim trial results suggested its antibody drug may reduce the need for hospital treatment in some patients. Photo: AP/Eli Lilly
A researcher tests possible Covid-19 antibodies at a laboratory in Indianapolis. Eli Lilly said interim trial results suggested its antibody drug may reduce the need for hospital treatment in some patients. Photo: AP/Eli Lilly
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