MetrioPharm reports data from Covid-19 trial



MetrioPharm AG, a Swiss biotech company, has reported positive results from a trial of its small molecule immune modulator in patients hospitalised with Covid-19. The Phase 2a study showed that the drug, MP1032, was effective when administered with a standard of care and delivered lower mortality compared with patients receiving a placebo and standard of care. According to the company, the results showed that MP1032 is comparable to remdesivir (Veklury), an approved antiviral, with additional safety benefits.