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Antibody therapy combination of two antibodies
« on: June 07, 2020, 10:47:36 AM »
Scientists working on coronavirus treatments may be close to a breakthrough on an antibody treatment that could save the lives of people who become infected, it has been reported.An injection of cloned antibodies that counteract Covid 19 could prove significant for those in the early stages of infection, according to the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca’s chief executive Pascal Soriot told the newspaper that the treatment being developed is “a combination of two antibodies” in an injected dose “because by having both you reduce the chance of resistance developing to one antibody”.

Antibody therapy is more expensive than vaccine production, with Soriot saying the former would be prioritised for the elderly and vulnerable “who may not be able to develop a good response to a vaccine”.



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/07/breakthrough-close-on-coronavirus-antibody-therapy-reports

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 12:33:38 PM »
A coronavirus vaccine is still months away, but an antibody treatment could be closerDuring the 1918 flu pandemic, doctors proved convalescent plasma - antibody-filled blood plasma from patients who recovered from the disease - could fight flu. Convalescent plasma has been used to treat severe flu, MERS and SARS and now some US doctors are starting to see some success treating Covid-19, too. Since there isn't enough donated plasma to treat all patients, modern medicine can fill in the gaps and maybe even improve the process. Scientists can create what are called monoclonal antibodies... –CNNhttps://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/26/health/antibody-therapies-covid-19-update-wellness/index.html