Scientists from the American biopharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics said that they had found an antibody that can completely block the coronavirus.
The company’s specialists studied billions of antibodies, hundreds of which were able to affect the coronavirus. Scientists studied them and found that one of them, STI-1499, can protect human cells one hundred percent from infection with SARS-CoV-2.
“STI-1499 completely neutralized the infectious properties of the virus at a shallow dose of antibodies, which makes it the first candidate for further testing and research,” the company said in a release.
As explained in Sorrento Therapeutics, the principle of action of the antibody is that it “envelops” the virus and removes it from the body within four days.
The scientist said that the tests were conducted only in laboratory conditions, so the company can not produce the drug. At the same time, JI added that if the drug is used for treatment, it will be possible to remove the quarantine measures.
“If we have a neutralizing antibody in the body, then the social distance is not necessary,” the scientist explained.