Human testing for Vancouver-developed COVID-19 antibody drug could start by July - (CTV News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • AbCellera, which is developing a treatment for COVID-19, has announced clinical testing for its antibody drug could start as soon as July, CTV News reported.

  • The company has isolated around 500 antibodies that are candidates for new therapeutics to treat or prevent infections.

  • CEO Carl Hansen said the antibodies were identified in a single blood sample from one of the first COVID-19 patients in North America.

  • Last month, Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau said that AbCellera would be among several Canadian companies receiving $192 million in federal funding for vaccine and treatment research.

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