Around the world, researchers are working extremely hard to develop new treatments and interventions for COVID-19 with new clinical trials opening nearly every day. This directory provides you with information, including enrollment detail, about these trials. In some cases, researchers are able to offer expanded access (sometimes called compassionate use) to an investigational drug when a patient cannot participate in a clinical trial.
The information provided here is drawn from ClinicalTrials.gov. If you do not find a satisfactory expanded access program here, please search in our COVID Company Directory. Some companies consider expanded access requests for single patients, even if they do not show an active expanded access listing in this database. Please contact the company directly to explore the possibility of expanded access.
To learn how to apply for expanded access, please visit our Guides designed to walk healthcare providers, patients and/or caregivers through the process of applying for expanded access. Please note that given the situation with COVID-19 and the need to move as fast as possible, many physicians are requesting expanded access for emergency use. In these cases, FDA will authorize treatment by telephone and treatment can start immediately. For more details, consult FDA guidance. Emergency IND is the common route that patients are receiving convalescent plasma.
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Saint Francis Care
The purpose of this study is to collect blood from previously COVID-19 infected persons who have recovered and use it as a treatment for those who are currently sick with a severe or life-threatening COVID-19 infection.
Stony Brook University
The purpose of this study is to find out if transfusion of blood plasma containing antibodies against COVID-19 (anti-SARS-CoV-2), which were donated from a patient who recovered from COVID-19 infection, is safe and can treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. Antibodies are blood proteins produced by the body in response to a virus and can remain in the person's bloodstream (plasma) for a long time after they recover. Transferring plasma from a person who recovered from COVID-19 may help neutralize the virus in sick patients' blood, and/or reduce the chances of the infection getting worse.
Stanford University, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) - Network, University of Pittsburgh, Medical University of South Carolina
The overarching goal of this project is to confirm or refute the role of passive immunization as a safe and efficacious therapy in preventing the progression from mild to severe/critical COVID-19 illness and to understand the immunologic kinetics of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after passive immunization.The primary objective is to determine the efficacy and safety of a single dose of convalescent plasma (CP) for preventing the progression from mild to severe COVID-19 illness. The secondary objective is to characterize the immunologic response to CP administration. This study will adults presenting to the emergency department (ED) with mild, symptomatic, laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness, who are at high risk for progression to severe/critical illness, but who are clinically stable for outpatient management at randomization.
The purpose of this research study is to learn about the safety and efficacy of human umbilical cord derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UC-MSC) for treatment of COVID-19 Patients with Severe Complications of Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ALI/ARDS).
Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Belarusian State Medical University
Treatment of patients with Covid-19 associated pneumonia using intravenous injection of allogenic pooled olfactory mucosa-derived mesenchymal stem cells
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was recognized as a pandemic on March 11, 2020 by the World Health Organization. The virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is easily transmitted through person to person and there is still no specific approach against the disease and mortality rate in severe cases is also significant. Therefore, finding effective treatment for the mortality of these patients is very important. In this study the investigators aim to determine the effect of Convalescent Plasma on COVID-19 patients Outcome through a Clinical Trial
Bandim Health Project
Since the 1960s, studies have shown that oral polio vaccine (OPV) may have beneficial non-specific effects, reducing morbidity and mortality from other infections than polio. Such beneficial non-specific effect have been observed for other live vaccines, including measles, smallpox and BCG vaccine. For BCG, the vaccine for which the mechanism has been studied the most, the effects appear to be mediated through the innate immune system. The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has now caused over 7.1 million cases and >400,000 deaths worldwide. As everywhere else, it is anticipated that in Africa the older part of the population will be at risk of severe COVID-19. OPV is widely used in Africa, but for children. Both polio and coronavirus are positive-strand RNA viruses, therefore it is likely that they may induce and be affected by common innate immune mechanisms. In a randomised trial at the Bandim Health Project in Guinea-Bissau, the investigators will assess the effect of providing OPV vs no vaccine to 3400 persons above 50 years of age. The trial will have the power to test the hypothesis that OPV reduces the combined risk of morbidity admission or death (composite outcome) by at least 28% over the subsequent 6 months.
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, West China Second University Hospital, Yunnan Center for Disease Control and Prevention
This study is a randomized, double-blinded, and placebo-controlled phase Ib/IIb clinical trial of the Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine in healthy people aged ⩾60 Years.
Trial design. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in a catchment population of 2,020,860 age-appropriate subjects in the state of Buenos Aires and 235,000 in the city of Buenos Aires. Institutions. Hospitals San Juan de Dios, Simplemente Evita, Dr. Carlos Bocalandro, Evita Pueblo, Sanatorio Antartida, Hospital Central de San Isidro, Clinica Olivos in the state of Buenos Aires with 38 regional and town hospitals acting as referral centers, and Hospital Militar Central, Sanatorio de Los Arcos, Hospital Universitario CEMIC, Sanatorio Sagrado Corazon, Sanatorio Finochietto, Sanatorio Anchorena, Centro Gallego, and in the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Study population. Subjects >= 75 years of age irrespective of presenting comorbidities or between 65-74 years of age with at least one comorbidity (hypertension, diabetes, obesity, chronic renal failure, and COPD) who experience the following signs and symptoms for less than 48 hours at the time of screening for SARS CoV2 by RT-PCR: (a) a temperature >=37.5°C and/or unexplained sweating and/or chills and (b) at least one of the following: dry cough, dyspnea, fatigue, myalgia, anorexia, sore throat, loss of taste and/or smell, rhinorrhea. Subjects consenting to screening will be tested by reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 in a nasopharyngeal and an oropharyngeal swab and invited to participate when RNA for the virus is detected. Intervention. Eligible, consenting patients will be randomized using an electronic system to receive 250 ml of convalescent plasma with an IgG titer against SARS-CoV2 spike (S) protein >1:1,000 (COVIDAR IgG, Insituto Leloir, Argentina) or placebo (normal saline 0.9%) administered in a 1:1 ratio. Both treatment and placebo will be concealed using dark bags and tape to cover the infusion line. Treatment will be administered <72 hours from initiation of symptoms. Subjects will be monitored for 12 hours after treatment for adverse events. Clinical and laboratory monitoring. All participating subjects will be admitted to the hospital upon enrollment. Twenty-four hours after completing the infusion, a sample of venous blood (5 ml) will be obtained from all participants to measure anti-S IgG SARS-CoV2 in serum (COVIDAR IgG, Leloir) and preserved at -20°C until completion of the study. Patient evolution will be assessed daily by study physicians during hospitalization until day 25 and/or at home until day 15, in the event of earlier discharge from the hospital. Study physicians will use predesigned questionnaires to collect clinical information. An Independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) will supervise participating subjects during the study. Endpoints. The primary endpoint of the trial is development of severe respiratory disease defined as a respiratory rate (RR)>30 and/or an O2 sat<93% when breathing room air determined using a predefined protocol. Three other clinical endpoints include (a) life threatening respiratory disease, defined as need for 100% oxygen supplementation and/or non-invasive or invasive ventilation and/or admission to intensive care; (b) critical systemic illness, defined as respiratory failure (PaO2/FiO2 ≤ 200 mm Hg) and/or shock and/or multiorganic distress syndrome; and (c) death. Statistical analysis. The study is designed to have one interim analysis when the outcome results for 50% of the subjects is obtained. The minimally clinically important difference was set at a 40% relative reduction for an expected outcome rate of 50% in the control group reduced to 30% in the intervention group. A total sample size of 210 subjects (105 per trial arm) was estimated to have 80% power at a significance level (alpha) of 0.05 using a two-sided z-test with continuity correction. Ethical considerations. The trial has been approved by the institutional review boards of participating institutions and the Central Ethics Committee of the state of Buenos Aires. The study will be conducted in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and the Good Clinical Practice guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonization. Written informed consent will be obtained from all patients for screening and enrollment.
Fundacion Clinica Valle del Lili
A descriptive study to characterize clinical, radiological, lung function and quality of life alterations in patients who survived a severe or critical disease caused by SARS-COV-2 virus, who were treated in the intensive care unit of a high complexity institution in Cali, Colombia.