Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Global Health NOW: The Case For Custom Antibodies. August 2020

GHN News




The Case For Custom Antibodies

While the world awaits a vaccine, drugmakers—and the US government—are throwing resources behind a potential stop-gap solution: custom antibodies designed to fight COVID-19.
Grown in bioreactor vats, these monoclonal antibodies are copies of naturally occurring proteins.
Already used against cancer and other disorders, the method has been endorsed by big-name scientists including Anthony Fauci, who says they are “almost a sure bet” against COVID-19.

But unlike a vaccine, the immunity provided would wane.
Drugmakers are racing to find the ideal combination of antibodies to take on COVID-19, and rival drugmakers have been cleared to join their manufacturing forces if any one drug gets the green light.

Related: Regeneron says antibody cocktail prevents and treats COVID-19 in animals – Reuters

No comments:

Post a Comment

The Black Emergency Managers Association International

..Haiti. We will not forget.


African Public Health Coalition

Upward African Women

PhD Project

PhD Project
Mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. We attract African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business Ph.D. programs, and provide a network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors.