U.S.: University finds antibody effective against virusChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 16, 2020
Scientists in Pennsylvania have managed to isolate the smallest biological molecule to date that neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the cause of coronavirus.
U.S. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ab8 is highly effective in preventing and treating SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice and hamsters, they said, adding that "it does not bind to human cells a good sign that it won’t have negative side-effects in people."
"Ab8 not only has potential as therapy for COVID-19, but it also could be used to keep people from getting SARS-CoV-2 infections," John Mellors, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said in the statement. ■