COVID-19 Treatment Clinical Study

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you may be eligible for Blaze-1, an investigational treatment study. Participants in Blaze-1 will receive a free COVID-19 test and results within approximately 30 minutes.


In such uncertain times, your selflessness and willingness to participate in this vital trial is absolutely essential.  Together, we will help stop the spread of COVID-19.


Enrolling August-September 2020

Learn More About The Clinical Trial

Trial Overview




Time Commitment

Time Commitment

~ 15 Visits

Trial Details

Trial Details

Two Injections



Up to $1050 Compensation

Treatment Details

  • Study Purpose: The BLAZE-1 Study is to test whether the antibody medicine LY-CoV555 may help the body fight the disease. Many antibody medications have been FDA approved to treat health conditions including cancers, autoimmune disorders, and other infectious diseases.
  • Assessments and Procedures: The research team will perform certain tests and procedures to monitor your health and how your body reacts to LY-CoV555. These tests and procedures include physical exams, vital sign measurement, blood samples, and samples taken from the back of the nose to determine how much virus is in your body. Your health will be carefully monitored by a team of doctors, nurses, and other research staff. Your safety is their primary concern.

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1005 Thompson Blvd, Union, SC 29379



141 Harold Fleming Court, Spartanburg, SC 29303



501 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC 29615, USA



1529 N. Limestone Street, Gaffney, SC 29340



1655 East Greenville Street, Anderson, SC 29621, USA

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Frequently Asked Questions

About COVID-19

Considering the BLAZE-1 Study?
COVID-19 was identified in late 2019 and has since impacted the lives of millions of people around the world. There are currently no approved treatments for this new disease, which is why we need clinical research to test potential treatment options. Participating in a clinical research study such as the BLAZE-1 Study is one way you could help contribute to ending this crisis
Purpose of the BLAZE-1 Study
The purpose of the BLAZE-1 Study is to test whether the antibody medicine LY-CoV555 may help the body fight the disease. Many antibody medications have been FDA approved to treat health conditions including cancers, autoimmune disorders, and other infectious diseases.
About the Study Drug
Antibodies are protective proteins made by the body’s immune system to fight viruses, bacteria, and other foreign substances. It takes time for the body to make antibodies against a new disease. LY-CoV555 is an antibody derived from an early survivor of COVID-19, and we are testing to see if it may help the body clear the virus faster and reduce symptoms when given soon after diagnosis.
LY-CoV555 is investigational, which means it has not been approved by the FDA for any use. If you participate in this study, you will receive either LY-CoV555 or a placebo, which looks like LY-CoV555 but contains no active medicine. You will not know which one you’ve received.
Study Participation
Participation lasts approximately 12 weeks and may include at least 30 visits to see how you are feeling, how your body is responding to LY-CoV555, and how much virus is left in your body. Most of these check-ins will be performed in your home or by phone.

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About Clinical Trials

My Participation And Safety

Why should I participate?
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.
How is my safety protected?
The ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to clinical trials. In addition, most clinical research is federally regulated with built in safeguards to protect the participants. The trial follows a carefully controlled protocol, a study plan which details what researchers will do in the study.

Financial Questions

Do I have to pay to be in a clinical trial?
Patients generally do not have to pay extra out-of-pocket costs for treatments studied as part of a trial. Every trial is different, but the clinical trial’s sponsor usually pays for all research-related costs.
Will my insurance be affected?
Your insurance will not be billed for the clinical trial.
Will I receive payment for being in a clinical trial?
Clinical trials may include a compensation for your time. The amount will vary from trial to trial.
Can I still keep seeing my primary care physician?
Yes, you are encouraged to continue seeing your PCP. We will notify your PCP of your participation in the trial. In addition, by having the health care provider work with the research team, the participant can ensure that other medications or treatments will not conflict with the protocol.

General Trial Questions

What is a placebo?
Placebos are harmless, inactive substances made to look like the real medicine used in the clinical trial. Placebos allow the investigators to learn whether the medicine being given works better or no better than ordinary treatment. In many studies, there are successive time periods, with either the placebo or the real medicine. I
What is informed consent?
Informed consent is a process that helps you learn about the research study. After learning about the study, you will be able to ask the researcher or his/her staff questions. You should only agree to take part after you clearly understand the study and feel comfortable. You should take time to talk over your decision with your doctors, family, and friends. If you agree to take part, you will be asked to sign an "informed consent form." The informed consent process goes on even after you are taking part in the study. If researchers learn new information after you begin the study, they must share this with you.
Who sponsors clinical trials?
Clinical trials are sponsored or funded by a variety of organizations or individuals such as physicians, medical institutions, foundations, voluntary groups, and pharmaceutical companies.

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Why Take Part?

Our research isn’t possible without help from volunteers like you. We connect participants with our network of research facilities to pair them with the right studies based on their background and needs. Your participation plays a pivotal role in discovering breakthrough treatments for a healthier future.

About Vitalink Research

Vitalink Research is a network of fully integrated clinical trial sites, connecting world-class physicians and medical professionals with site managers and research coordinators to set the standard for timely execution of clinical trial protocols with trustworthy results across all sites.

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