Monday, February 19, 2018

Bird flu survivors’ antibodies registered for copyright in UK

IP News from KENFOXA new discovery of monoclonal antibodies from the blood of avian flu human survivors in Vietnam by a group of Vietnamese, Swiss and UK researchers has been registered for protection of Intellectual Property rights (IPR) in the UK, and may pave the way for

The synthetically produced copies of the single antibodies were produced by research jointly conducted by Vietnam's Hospital for Tropical Diseases in HCM City, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona, Switzerland, and Oxford University and the Welcome Trust of the UK.

To date the researchers have been able to isolate and reproduce the antibodies in a lab, which has proven effective at preventing infection in mice and neutralizing the virus in those already infected.

The antibodies reduced significantly the amount of virus found in the lungs of the mice and almost completely prevented the virus reaching the brain or spleen.

 

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