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Monopar, NorthStar collaborate on potential COVID-19 treatment

Monopar, NorthStar collaborate on potential COVID-19 treatment

Chicago-based Monopar Therapeutics is collaborating with a commercial producer of medical radioisotopes used for imaging to develop potential treatments for patients with severe COVID-19, according to a Tuesday statement.

Monopar Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, will work with Wisconsin-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes on the therapy, which involves coupling an antibody to a radioisotope to create an agent they hope can reduce COVID-19-caused “runaway inflammation.”

The inflammation is thought to be largely responsible for severe organ damage that leads to poor outcomes and death in patients with the illness, according to a statement.

“This collaboration is a powerful combination of unique scientific and technical expertise to help combat severe COVID-19,” said Dr. Chandler Robinson, Monopar CEO.


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