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Certara to assess preventative therapies in healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19 under international registry
14 August 2020 -

Biosimulation company Certara said on Thursday that the international registry of healthcare workers will collect information on risk factors for developing COVID-19 as well as using preventative therapies in protecting the healthcare workers during today's global health crisis and for future outbreaks, under The International Registry of Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19 (UNITY Global).

Under UNITY Global, Certara will enable prevention policies based on real-world data collected from 10,000 healthcare workers in low- and middle- income countries. The initiative was funded by the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator. The primary objective is to assess the association between the use of preventive treatments and the occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers.

The company stated the registry first launched in Pakistan on 3 August 2020 and will enroll 10,000 healthcare workers. Additional countries preparing for launch of the registry include South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The registry collects information on a weekly basis from enrollees across a 12-week period. The registry will record SARS-CoV-2 antibody test results.