The FDA authorized the use of an experimental antibody treatment for Covid-19

The FDA authorized the use of an experimental antibody treatment for Covid-19

Amid record levels of new Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Saturday that this would allow emergency use drug therapy called an antibody RAIN-COV2 which helps the immune system fight the virus. The treatment, developed by biotech company Regeneron, consists of two antibodies called casirivimab and imdevimab which have so … Read more

Hancock announces new trials for antibody Covid treatment

Hancock announces new trials for antibody Covid treatment

England Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced new trials for an antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients. He told MPs: “I am delighted to say that over the weekend the trial of the Oxford vaccine restarted. “And I can tell the House that we will now be trialling a promising new antibody treatment on coronavirus patients … Read more

Antibody that 'completely neutralizes' coronavirus discovered by scientists

Antibody that 'completely neutralizes' coronavirus discovered by scientists

Scientists in the US claim they have discovered an antibody that “completely neutralizes” the coronavirus in what could be a major breakthrough in the hunt for a cure. The find was made by a team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. This is a breaking news story and is constantly updated. Please refresh … Read more

Doctors' warning over danger of antibody tests sold to public

Doctors' warning over danger of antibody tests sold to public

A senior health body has warned the Government about the risks associated with the sale of Covid-19 antibody testing devices directly to the public. Professor Jo Martin from the Royal College of Pathologists said her organisation was “concerned” that such devices, intended for solely for professional use, were being offered for sale to consumers “without … Read more

Regeneron says antibody cocktail prevents and treats COVID-19 in animals

Regeneron says antibody cocktail prevents and treats COVID-19 in animals

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday that the COVID-19 antibody drug combination it is developing both prevented and treated the disease in rhesus macaques and hamsters, adding to hope that it might work for people. The U.S. biotech company said in the animal study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, that the cocktail of … Read more

Covid-19 device can reveal antibody test results in seven minutes

Covid-19 device can reveal antibody test results in seven minutes

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new device that could test patients’ antibody response to Covid-19 in as little as seven minutes. The pioneering new Triple Antibody Test, has been produced by the University of Exeter spin-out company Attomarker Ltd and is set to spearhead the next-generation of rapid and accurate antibody testing. While traditional tests … Read more

NHS enlisting volunteers for wide-ranging trial of coronavirus antibody kits

NHS enlisting volunteers for wide-ranging trial of coronavirus antibody kits

Thousands of volunteers are needed to test the reliability of Covid-19 home-based antibody testing kits. At least 2,500 people are being recruited for the trials, the Government has said. The Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England (PHE) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are enlisting NHS staff and other … Read more

High Street Covid antibody tests temporarily banned

High Street Covid antibody tests temporarily banned

High street tests for antibodies designed to tell you if you have had the new coronavirus have been temporarily banned by UK regulators. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has told retailers to stop selling and delivering the tests, and has told labs to stop processing the blood samples. MHRA Device Director Graeme … Read more