A human monoclonal antibody blocking SARS-CoV-2 infection
Rutuja Survase, Anjum Saudagar, Runali bharti, Renuka R. Deshpande
COVID-19 , monoclonal antibody
The emergence of the novel human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China has caused a worldwide epidemic of respiratory disease (COVID-19). Vaccines and targeted therapeutics for treatment of this disease are currently lacking. Here we report a human monoclonal antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 (and SARS-CoV). This cross-neutralizing antibody targets a communal epitope on these viruses and offers potential for prevention and treatment of COVID-19.