Institute of Cancer Research Pivots Top Talent to Develop Novel Antibody Technology to Attack SARS-CoV-2

Institute of Cancer Research Pivots Top Talent to Develop Novel Antibody Technology to Attack SARS-CoV-2

The Institute of Cancer Research in the UK has mobilized its talent and expertise, traditionally focused on cancer, to center on the creation of antibodies and novel approaches to addressing COVID-19 testing and treatment.  Their teams are doing everything from directly supporting NHS on the front lines to sharing their genomics expertise to importantly, targeting the development of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

As reported by Henry French, the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) has pivoted valuable human capital to join the scientific battle against COVID-19. For example, Professor Terry Rabbitts, a professor of Molecular Immunology, is traditionally targeting cancer but today leads a project that could possibly lead to a new SARS-CoV-2-focused testing method apparently using an “antibody ‘tetramerization’ technology” this his team already developed. This initiative also has produced a possible way to offer patients artificial antibodies that may actually help people boost their own immune system response to SARS-CoV-2.

The New Antibody Technology

According to Mr. French, the professor at ICR has spearheaded new antibody technology development which has led to an investigation...

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