California biopharma company says it found coronavirus ‘cure’ that 100% blocks COVID-19 from infecting healthy cells

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A California biopharmaceutical company claims to have discovered a coronavirus antibody breakthrough that has shown 100% inhibition of COVID-19 in laboratory tests. Executives at Sorrento Therapeutics announced the possible coronavirus antibody treatment on Friday, and say it could be more effective than a vaccine in quickly combating COVID-19.

The San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics, an antibody-centric biopharma company that typically focuses on cancer, claims that it has developed an antibody treatment that shields healthy cells from COVID-19 and flushes the virus out of the body within four days, according to Fox News.

The company claims that one of its antibodies, STI-1499, has shown “100% inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 in laboratory tests.”

“We want to emphasize there is a cure. There is a solution that works 100%,” Sorrento’s co-founder and CEO, Dr. Henry Ji, told Fox News. “If we have the neutralizing antibody in your body, you don’t need the social distancing. You can open up a society without fear.

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2 Responses to California biopharma company says it found coronavirus ‘cure’ that 100% blocks COVID-19 from infecting healthy cells

  1. oldtimer505 says:

    So who owns the patent on this cure? Lets reinvent the wheel and patent it, shall we!

  2. Bricky says:

    Most important information I have taken from the article, “The antibody has not yet been tested in people, so how it might behave inside the body and its potential side effects are totally unknown”.
    Any volunteers? More detailed information at Sorrento Therapeutics.

    https://investors.sorrentotherapeutics.com/news-releases/news-release-details/sti-1499-potent-anti-sars-cov-2-antibody-demonstrates-ability

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