Antibody treatment has played an important role in the fight against the pandemic. A research team led by Huang Jinghe of Fudan University  says it has developed a new type of antibody that could neutralise Omicron. Image: Getty Images
Antibody treatment has played an important role in the fight against the pandemic. A research team led by Huang Jinghe of Fudan University says it has developed a new type of antibody that could neutralise Omicron. Image: Getty Images

Omicron: Chinese researchers say their ‘godsend’ new antibody may neutralise variant and future strains

  • Surprise discovery – made while Fudan University researchers were investigating another disease – would put humans ‘a step ahead’ in race against the pandemic
  • New antibody was synthesised from components of two different antibodies produced by human immune cells, according to paper

Antibody treatment has played an important role in the fight against the pandemic. A research team led by Huang Jinghe of Fudan University  says it has developed a new type of antibody that could neutralise Omicron. Image: Getty Images
Antibody treatment has played an important role in the fight against the pandemic. A research team led by Huang Jinghe of Fudan University says it has developed a new type of antibody that could neutralise Omicron. Image: Getty Images
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