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Eli Lilly partners with Shanghai Junshi for COVID-19 cure

Deal empowers Chinese company to fast-track promising coronavirus therapies

The joint effort may allow the partnership to initiate clinical studies in the U.S. later this year, as the dramatic drop of COVID-19 patients in China makes trials there more difficult.   © Reuters

U.S. pharmaceutical Eli Lilly is partnering with Chinese drugmaker Shanghai Junshi Biosciences to develop new antibody therapies for COVID-19, the disease that has sickened 3.6 million people worldwide.

The companies will collaborate on therapeutic antibody research that could be used to treat and prevent SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, Hong Kong listed Junshi said in a statement. The deal is worth up to $330 million to Junshi.

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