Blood From Recovered Patients Used As Antibodies Against Coronavirus

Neutralizing Antibodies Detected From Blood Of Recovered Coronavirus Patients

BLOOD FROM RECOVERED PATIENTS – The fight against the Whan coronavirus (COVID-19) had seen promising new developments over the past few weeks.

Blood From Recovered Patients Used As Antibodies Against Coronavirus
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Previously, a drug called Remdesivir was set to be used on 761 infected patients of the COVID-19 in Wuhan China for its clinical trial. Reportedly, this medicine is also good for treating SARS and MERS Coronavirus as well as the Ebola infections.

Meanwhile, the China National Biotec Group had announced that virus-neutralizing antibodies were extracted from the plasma of recovered patients from the COVID-19.

In addition to this, experiments showed that the antibodies were found to be effective in killing the new coronavirus. According to a report from SCMP, the company had prepared for clinical treatment.

This was following strict blood biological safety testings, virus inactivation, and antiviral activity testing. In addition, the plasma extracted was used to treat 11 patients in critical condition and had significant results.

Three critically ill patients were the first to receive the experimental treatment in its first phase. Currently, the plasma is being used to treat more than 10 critically ill patients.

As per the report, clinical tests revealed that following a 12 to 24 hour period of treatment, the main inflammatory signs in the lab decreased significantly. Following this, the proportions of lymphocytes had also increased.

Along with this, key indicators like blood oxygen saturation and viral load had seen improvements. Also, clinical signs and symptoms had also seen significant improvements.

The plasma product to treat the novel coronavirus is made from plasma loaded with antibodies donated by recovered patients. It went through virus inactivation and was tested against virus-neutralizing antibodiues and multiple pathogenic microorganisms.

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