US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from the American biopharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics said they found an antibody that can completely block the coronavirus and remove it from the human body for three days. This was reported by Fox News with reference to the founder of the company, Dr. Henry G. May 15.
Having studied many antibodies, the researchers found that one of them, STI-1499, is 100% able to protect human cells from infection with SARS-CoV-2-type coronavirus.
The principle of the antibody is that it “envelops” the virus and removes it from the body. “We emphasize that this is a medicine. A solution has been found that definitely works, ”Ji said.
According to the scientist, the tests have so far been carried out only in laboratory conditions, so the company cannot produce medicine. At the same time, the doctor noted that if the drug is used for treatment, quarantine measures can be removed. “If we have a neutralizing antibody in the body, social distance will not be needed,” he said.
In turn, the head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA) Veronika Skvortsova spoke on Friday about the selected several most successful protein samples for creating a vaccine from COVID-19.
Earlier on the same day, Rospatent reported that it received three applications in April for the development of vaccines against coronavirus infection, two of which are Russian.
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