Humanigen Initiates Phase III Lenzilumab Study in COVID-19

Humanigen, Inc., has dosed the first COVID-19 patient in its Phase III study for lenzilumab, its Humaneered anti-human granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) monoclonal antibody. Catalent provides clinical supply support to Humanigen and its partners from its Philadelphia facility.

“We are honored to have supported Humanigen on this important project and have ensured that all possible resources were allocated to allow these trials to begin as soon as possible,” said Ricci Whitlow, President Clinical Supply Services at Catalent. “Our team in Philadelphia, and across the company as a whole, feel great pride in doing whatever we can in these times of global uncertainty to help in the treatment of those suffering greatly.”

“I would like to thank the staff at Catalent for their continued work, responsiveness and partnership, which has helped ensure we were able to commence the trial as quickly as we have to evaluate the potential benefits to patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia and at high risk of progression,” said Dr. Cameron Durrant, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Humanigen.

Catalent’s 200,000 sq.-ft. Philadelphia facility provides clinical supply services including clinical supply management, comparator sourcing, package engineering primary packaging, secondary packaging and labeling, supply services, cold chain distribution, clinical storage and returns and destruction