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COVID antibody drugs gaining ground

MedPage Today, Feb. 12, 2021

February 12, 2021

COVID antibody drugs gaining ground

“Like most things, education and awareness is increasing day by day,” said Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, who along with Daniel S. Chow, MD, started a program at the University of California, Irvine health system to reserve six beds in the infusion center for monoclonal antibody administration to COVID-19 patients in a “closed loop” away from others. … The capacity of 24 to 36 patients a day is “sufficient” for local demand, said Amin. “We’re scaling up as we go.”