Specialists of one of the companies conducted screening of billions of antibodies, and only one of them had the desired effect.
The California-based company Sorrento Therapeutics reported that its scientists found an antibody that could completely block the coronavirus.
“The SARS-CoV-2 antibody – STI-1499 demonstrated 100% blockage of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection during a laboratory-based viral infection experiment with very low concentrations of antibodies,” the company’s press office said.
As noted, the U.S. experts had to screen billions of antibodies, and only one of them during the experiment was able to completely block the infection with the virus SARS-CoV-2 healthy cells.
The “smart” antibody is number STI-1499. It completely neutralized the virus’s infective properties at a very low dose of antibodies. As a result, it was the first candidate for further testing and research as a treatment aid for patients with COVID-19.