Reports claim that a day after Israel said that it has achieved a ‘significant breakthrough’ in developing an antibody to the corona virus and has applied for a patent, Italy has also said that it has developed a vaccine for the virus that works on humans.
The tests are being carried out at Rome’s Infectious – Disease Spallanzani Hospital and the researchers have successfully managed to generate antibodies in mice that work on human cells, says the reports.
One of the countries most affected by the coronavirus is Italy. According to the data from the Johns Hopkins University, with 29,315 deaths, Italy’s total number of cases has reached 2,13,013.
Israel’s Defence Minister Naftali Bennett, on Tuesday, informed that the country’s Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has made a ‘significant breakthrough’ in developing an antibody to the novel coronavirus.
At the country’s main biological research institute scientists have wrapped up the development phase and moved to patent and mass-produce the potential treatment, reports said.
Bennett visited IIBR on Monday that has been mandated to develop a vaccine for coronavirus. ‘The antibody attacks the virus in a monoclonal way and can neutralize it within the bodies of those ill’, a statement from the Defence Minister’s Office said.