CIRI Opens Coronavirus Clinical Trials

The CHI Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI) has opened two clinical trials for treatment of patients with COVID-19 at CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, WA:

Study to Evaluate the Safety and Antiviral Activity of Remdesivir (GS-5734™) in Participants With Severe Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of two remdesivir (RDV) regimens with respect to the normalization of temperature and oxygen saturation through Day 14 in participants with severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Study to Evaluate the Safety and Antiviral Activity of Remdesivir (GS-5734™) in Participants With Moderate Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Compared to Standard of Care Treatment
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of two remdesivir (RDV) regimens compared to standard of care (SOC), with respect to the time to discharge in participants with moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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