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US health officials stockpiling monoclonal antibody treatments for omicron


Washington DC: Health officials are stockpiling a monoclonal antibody treatment that has been shown to be effective against omicron in preparation for the variant to become dominant in the United States. David Kessler, chief scientific officer of the White House COVID-19 response team, said treatments of sotrovimab were paused to states after Thanksgiving in order...

COVID antibody cocktail used to treat Donald Trump now launched in India


Drug major Roche India on Monday announced the launch of its first batch of antibody cocktail against COVID-19 in India. The antibody cocktail -- Casirivimab and Imdevimab -- is priced at Rs 59,750 per dose. The Roche's antibody cocktail was given to then US President Donald Trump when he contracted COVID-19 last year. In a statement, the company said: "Each...

Netherlands researchers find antibody that blocks infection by corona in cells

Post Date: May 7, 2020

London: Researchers have identified a fully human monoclonal antibody that prevents the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus from infecting cultured cells. The discovery, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, is an initial step towards developing a fully human antibody to treat or prevent the respiratory disease COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This research from Utrecht University, Erasmus...