In the laboratory of immunogenetics, Institute of molecular and cell biology (ECPS) SB RAS in Novosibirsk for the first time in Russia received antibodies that neutralize the coronavirus. It is reported TASS with reference to the representative of the working group under RAS against COVID-19 Dorokhov all the best for Olga.

She told that to obtain such antibodies used blood samples of donors who recover from COVID-19, and used a unique technology of sorting of single B-lymphocytes. New antibodies block interaction of virus and receptor АСЕ2, preventing the virus in target cells.

Scientists hope that their research will further help in the creation of means of specific therapy and prevention COVID-19, and for the improvement of vaccines.