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Antibodies aren't everything — Covid vaccines have another secret weapon to fight omicron

Omicron is officially in the United States — and the country's approved Covid vaccines could already contain a key to fighting it. On Wednesday, public health officials confirmed the country's first known case of Covid's omicron variant, detected in California. The individual, who is fully vaccinated but not boosted, traveled from South Africa to San Francisco on Nov. 22 and tested positive on Nov. 29.
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Rapid test identifies antibody effectiveness against COVID-19 variants

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a test to quickly and easily assess how well a person's neutralizing antibodies fight infection from multiple variants of COVID-19 such as Delta and the newly discovered Omicron variant. This test could potentially tell doctors how protected a patient is from new variants...
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Test developed at Duke can quickly tell who's got antibodies to fight which coronavirus variant

Durham, N.C. — Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a test to quickly and easily assess how well someone's antibodies fight infection from multiple coronavirus variants. The test, dubbed the COVID-19 Variant Spike-ACE2-Competitive Antibody Neutralization assay, or CoVariant-SCAN, could potentially tell doctors how protected a patient is from variants...
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beckershospitalreview.com

UPMC study finds merit in giving antibodies via injection during COVID-19 surges

While administering monoclonal antibodies via intravenous infusion is standard practice to prevent severe hospitalization and death in outpatients with COVID-19, new research from UPMC shows giving the drug via four injections under the skin may be just as effective. The findings suggest that healthcare providers can revert to faster subcutaneous...
MEDICAL SCIENCE

B.1.1.529: an analysis of Omicron’s infectivity, vaccine-breakthrough, and antibody resistance

Omicron could be ten times more contagious than the original SARS-COV-2 or about twice as infectious as the Delta variant, says new study published on preprint server. Omicron (B.1.1.529), the latest severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) strain, has sparked worldwide fear due to its infectious nature and vaccine escape mutations.
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SPARC inks pact with Biomodifying for Oncology Antibodies

Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd. (SPARC) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Biomodifying LLC (Biomodifying) to exclusively license Biomodifying’s intellectual property, including all patents and patent applications owned or controlled by Biomodifying, along with antibodies developed for multiple uses including for cancer.Under the agreement, Biomodifying is eligible for an up-front payment, milestone payments on pre-specified clinical, regulatory, and commercial milestones, as well as royalties on sales.“This is an important milestone for SPARC. The licensing of antibodies from Biomodifying will assist us in our endeavour to transition SPARC into a company focussed on novel treatment modalities, including bi-specific antibodies and antibody drug conjugates”, said Anil Raghavan, CEO of SPARC.In addition, SPARC will pay Biomodifying a percentage of payments received for sublicenses of the licensed IP.Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company ended at Rs254.15 apiece up by Rs5.65 or 2.27% on Sensex.
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New rapid test can measure antibody efficacy against Covid variants, scientists say

A new rapid test is able to identify how effective a person’s immune system is against Covid variants, a study has found.Scientists have created a test that they say is very effective in measuring power of antibodies to fight against variants such as omnicron and delta.The test could also help doctors identify which monoclonal anti-viral antibodies to treat a Covid patient with, the researchers said.The test, called the Covid-19 Variant Spike-ACE2-Competitive Antibody Neutralisation (CoVariant-SCAN) assay, uses a polymer brush coating that only allows desired biomarkers to attach to the slide when it is wet.Researchers say the non-stick surface makes the...
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Monoclonal antibody treatment center to close in Bay County

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to Bay County health officials, the monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site at the Bay County Fairgrounds will close on Saturday, December 4. Local health officials said the State of Florida has been working with a network of community partners to ensure the health care...
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FDA clears Eli Lilly’s Covid antibody therapy for emergency use in young children

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared Eli Lilly and Co.’s Covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatment for emergency use for children aged 11 and under, the agency said on Friday, marking the first clearance of the FDA for any treatment with anti-coronavirus antibodies for newborns and other young children. Highlights. The...
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