LAHORE: A Pakistani university in collaboration with a London college has prepared synthetic antibodies to cure coronavirus.
The synthetic antibodies jointly developed by University of Health Sciences Lahore and University College London is being seen as a big breakthrough in finding cure for the pandemic.
UHS Vice Chancellor Dr Javed Akram said the antibodies were being developed through human hybrid roma technique, following which there would be no need for plasma to cure coronavirus.
Javed Akram said that his university had started work on the antibodies a month ago. He said the synthetic antibodies possessed the ability to stop coronavirus from entering human lungs.
He said UHS had already started treating COVID-19 patients through plasma and started RTPSR test for coronavirus. He said soon the university would start working on steam cell therapy as well for coronavirus.
On the other hand, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed suspicion over productivity of antibodies test against COVID-19. It has asked to refrain from spending too much money of such tests as there was no guarantee that your immunity builds to defend you against the virus after you have contracted it.
The WHO said that according to the preliminary evidence antibodies could not be developed in a large number of people after contracting the disease.