Italy says it has developed world's first coronavirus vaccineChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 7, 2020
According to reports, the tests are being carried out at Rome's infectious-disease Spallanzani Hospital and the researchers have successfully managed to generate antibodies in mice that work on human cells.
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On Tuesday, Israel's Defence Minister Naftali Bennett informed that country's Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has made a "significant breakthrough" in developing an antibody to the novel coronavirus.
Scientists at the country's main biological research institute have wrapped up the development phase and moved to patent and mass-produce the potential treatment, reports said.
Bennett on Monday visited IIBR that has been mandated to develop a vaccine for coronavirus. He was shown the "antibody that attacks the virus in a monoclonal way and can neutralize it within the bodies of those ill", a statement from the defence minister's office said. ■