Israel has achieved a major breakthrough in the race to find a cure for COVID-19. Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has claimed that Israel has made a significant breakthrough towards the treatment for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scientists at Israel’s top Institute have managed to isolate a key coronavirus antibody which could possibly neutralize the deadly coronavirus.
Israel’s defense minister visited the Institute for Biological research where the antibody was isolated.
The Institute is in the process of patenting the antibody formula once patent is procured the search will begin for an international manufacturer.
Reports of cures and vaccines are popping up across the world but Israel’s breakthrough is distinct for a couple of reasons.
The antibody that they ever isolated is monoclonal in nature which means that it has been derived from a single recovered cell making the chances of success higher.
Antibodies are proteins developed by the immune system to fight the virus and they remain in a person’s body even after recovery which makes them key in developing not just a cure but also a vaccine.
Now the formula has been developed it will have to be tested to gauge its efficiency and deployability.
Antibody research may lead to the development of an effective cure of coronavirus while scientists and medical companies around the world are working hard to create a vaccine, which is the only way to fully halt the COVID-19 spread.
Israel was one of the first countries to close its borders and impose increasingly strict restrictions on movement to prevent the domestic coronavirus outbreak. Israel has 16,246 confirmed cases and 235 deaths due to COVID-19.
The novel coronavirus, which was originated from Wuhan, China has infected more than 3 million people and killed more than 258,000 people across the globe.