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Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2877, tabled on 4 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for product assessment the Antivirals Taskforce has received.

Answered on

12 October 2021

The Antivirals Taskforce proactively develops a pipeline of priority antiviral candidates to be considered for research and procurement in the United Kingdom. The Taskforce monitors antiviral candidates at all stage of development, working collaboratively with stakeholders to identify the most promising products. In addition, the Antivirals Taskforce is contacted by a wide range of companies, academics and patients to discuss the potential suitability of antiviral products. To date, 15 companies have submitted a proposal to the Taskforce to provide more information on their product.