The hunt for the Corona-drug: German researchers speak of a breakthrough

In the exploration of the novel Coronavirus brown have been able to Schweiger scientists, a media report according to which antibodies were detected, preventing the Virus from entering cells.

"This is clearly a breakthrough that shows that We are on the right path for the development of a drug against Covid-19", the virologist Luka Cicin said Sain from the Braunschweig-based Helmholtz center for infection research (HZI), the "Braunschweiger Zeitung".

Cicin-Sain and his Team have analysed, according to the report, 6,000 different artificially produced human antibodies. The researchers found more than 750 antibodies that dock to the Coronavirus – a condition to combat the pathogens successfully. The antibodies are tested on cell cultures for their effectiveness.

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The scientists ‘ objective is not a vaccine but a medicine is to schwerk tendril Corona-treated patients acute: "The operating principle, with which we work, is the so-called Passive-Immunisierung", Stefan Dübel, Technical University of Braunschweig said. "The effect occurs immediately, with The antibodies to the Virus, the potential."

In the autumn of Corona to patients with medium-treated

The search for the best antibody candidates for a later drug should still be up in mid-June, continuing, said Thomas Schirrmann of the participating Biotech companies Yumab. Then it applies the favorites "on the heart and Nieren" to check and the development for clinical practice prepare. "Our Vision is that in the autumn of the first Corona-patients treated with the drug werden", Schirrmacher said.

Lower Saxony’s science Minister, Björn Thümler (CDU) paid tribute to the performance of the team of researchers: "I’m really looking forward to this great success of the lower Saxony research institutions, the achievements to better Healing at Covid-19 hope lässt", the politicians of the &quot said;Braunschweiger Zeitung".

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