Amid the Coronavirus outbreak and with no exact treatment to it yet, Israel’s Defence Minister Naftali Bennett has claimed that his country has made an important breakthrough towards the cure for the deadly virus.
The “monoclonal neutralising antibody” made at the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) “can neutralise it [the disease-causing Coronavirus] inside carriers’ bodies,” Israel’s defence minister said in a statement.
Bennett visited the labs of the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), a secretive unit that works under the Prime Minister’s Office, in Ness Ziona and was shown the “antibody that attacks the virus in a monoclonal way and can neutralise it within the bodies of those ill,” according to the statement from his office.
According to International media reports, IIBR Director Shmuel Shapira shares that the antibody formula was being patented, after which an international manufacturer would be sought to mass-produce it. About the vaccine developments in other nations, there have been coronavirus treatments developed from antibodies that are polyclonal or derived from two or more cells of different ancestry, the magazine Science Direct reported in its May issue.