Potent, stable antibodies to block SARS-CoV-2, variants developed

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Berlin, Jul 29 (PTI) Researchers have developed highly potent and stable antibodies from the blood of alpacas which can efficiently block SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and its dangerous new variants.

The researchers from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany noted that these mini-antibodies bind and neutralise the virus up to 1,000 times better than previously developed such antibodies.