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What are monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)?

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What are monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)?

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Serum Institute of India (SII) and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) have announced an agreement with pharmaceutical major Merck to develop SARS-CoV-2 neutralising monoclonal antibodies (mAbs).

What are monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)?

They are man-made proteins that act like human antibodies in the immune system.

These antibodies are co-invented by IAVI and Scripps Research as ‘innovative interventions’ to address the COVID-19 pandemic.



Prelims Link:

  1. What are antibodies?
  2. What are antigens?
  3. How immunity system works in our body?
  4. What are mAbs?
  5. What are Polyclonal antibodies?

Sources: the Hindu.