Eli Lilly Modifies COVID-19 Purchase Agreement with the US Government

Eli Lilly has modified its purchase agreements with the US government for its emergency use authorized COVID-19 neutralizing antibody therapies, bamlanivimab and etesevimab, to be supplied and used together rather than individually.

Eli Lilly and Company announced on April 12, 2021 that it has modified its purchase agreements with the US government for its emergency use authorized COVID-19 neutralizing antibody therapies, bamlanivimab and etesevimab, to be supplied and used together rather than individually.

Through the modified agreement, the supply of etesevimab will now complement the doses of bamlanivimab that the US government already purchased, concluding the purchase agreement for bamlanivimab alone and cancelling the remaining 350,856 doses that were scheduled to be delivered by the end of March 2021, Eli Lilly said in a company press release.

Currently, bamlanivimab and etesevimab together and bamlanivimab alone have not been approved by FDA, and it is not known if the neutralizing antibody therapies are a safe treatment for COVID-19.

Source: Eli Lilly