I found a great article!
Issued new corona antibody
Expected to be applied to visual diagnostics and diagnostics
An antibody has been found that identifies and neutralizes the new coronavirus.
Kao (Headquarters, Tokyo) and a research team from Saitama University's bioventure, EME, etc. succeeded in separating from more than 10 billion types of candidates and announced on the 7th. It is expected to be applied to diagnostic agents and test agents.
Antibodies are proteins that bind to viruses. The team searched for antibodies called "VHH antibodies" that are derived from camelids and are one-tenth the size of ordinary antibodies and have a simple structure. They found one that is often associated with the new coronavirus but not with other coronaviruses that cause colds.
In order to identify the new model efficiently, the team aims to apply the antibody to an external research institution, such as diagnostics and testing, faster than PCR testing. The VHH antibody is easy to modify, easily adapts to virus mutations, and is suitable for mass production.
With the cooperation of Kitasato University, they also confirmed that this antibody suppresses the infection of virus into cells. Although it cannot be applied to therapeutic drugs immediately, Mr. Takuya Morimoto of Kao's Research Institute for Safety Sciences said, "I hope it will be one of the strong arms against the new coronavirus."
(* livedoor news)
As far as I've Searched, the only new coronavirus antibody (candidate) was found in yesterday's news:
, so it's too amazing that Japan discovered!
By the way, antibodies are roughly
"substances that detoxify and remove pathogens when they enter the body."
Recently, we hear it mainly during inspections and diagnoses.
It says that
it can not be applied to therapeutic drugs immediately,
but please can manage it! For humanity!
I want you to spread it in the world as soon as possible!