What’s the Difference Between Convalescent Plasma and Antibody-based Drugs?

In the early days of the COVID-19 epidemic, the opportunity to use Convalescent Plasma – the blood plasma from patients that have recovered from infections – got a fair amount of media attention, with Emergency Use Authorization and widespread use in hospitals, organized and led in large part by the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project. […]

Neutralizing Antibodies Isolated from COVID-19 Patients May Suppress Virus

Researchers at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have isolated antibodies from several COVID-19 patients that, to date, are among the most potent in neutralizing the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These antibodies could be produced in large quantities by pharmaceutical companies to treat patients, especially early in the course of […]

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