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San Diego Drug Company Claims Antibody Breakthrough: “100% Inhibition,” Could Be Available in Months

Dr. Mark Brunswick, senior vice president of Sorrento a San Diego based Pharma company, just shocked the world and claimed his company may be very close to a cure for the pandemic.

They have an antibody that they claim is 100% effective (we don’t know how long it stays in the body yet so they need to do more testing) and because it is an antibody, not a vaccine, we don’t have to wait 18 months to prove it safe.

“As soon as it is infused, that patient is now immune to the disease,” Dr. Brunswick told Fox News. “For the length of time, the antibody is in that system. So, if we were approved by the FDA today, everyone who gets that antibody can go back to work and have no fear of catching COVID-19.”

From Fox News:

A California-based biopharmaceutical company claims to have discovered an antibody that could shield the human body from the coronavirus and flush it out of a person’s system within four days, Fox News has exclusively learned.

Later Friday, Sorrento Therapeutics will announce their discovery of the STI-1499 antibody, which the San Diego company said can provide “100% inhibition” of COVID-19, adding that a treatment could be available months before a vaccine hits the market.

“We want to emphasize there is a cure. There is a solution that works 100 percent,” Dr. Henry Ji, founder and CEO of Sorrento Therapeutics, 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.”

The health care and pharmaceutical industries have been scrambling to develop viable vaccines and antibody treatments as the number of COVID-19-related deaths is expected to hit 100,000 by June 1…

Through further testing, the researchers at Sorrento found that there was one particular antibody that showed to be 100 percent effective in blocking COVID-19 from infecting health cells — STI-1499.

“When the antibody prevents a virus from entering a human cell, the virus cannot survive,” Dr. Ji said. “If they cannot get into the cell, they cannot replicate. So it means that if we prevent the virus from getting the cell, the virus eventually dies out. The body clears out that virus.”

“This puts its arms around the virus. It wraps around the virus and moves them out of the body.”

Dr. Ji pointed out that the antibody can be used as preventative therapy since there are no side effects, and that it can be more effective than any vaccine that may be developed.

“This is the best solution,” he said. “The point of making a vaccine is to generalize a neutralizing antibody. So, if you already have one, you don’t need to the body to generate one from a vaccine. You’ve already provided it. You’re cutting out the middleman.”