Rundown of WHO’s main 8 contenders for COVID-19 antibody

Rundown of WHO’s main 8 contenders for COVID-19 antibody


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: ANI

  • Date: 22 May,2020

Five months into the worldwide flare-up of COVID-19, the world is attempting to beat the clock to set up an antibody for treating coronavirus patients.

World Health Organisation(WHO) has recognized top eight contender for the coronavirus antibody:

CanSino Biological Inc/Beijing Institute of Biotechnology:

The Chinese antibody has been named as a top contender by WHO. China’s CanSino Bio’s Adenovirus Type 5 Vector (Ad5-nCoV) is supposed to be a propelled DNA antibody applicant right now against COVID-19.


Moderna Inc, one of the pioneers among US organizations, has made an exploratory applicant antibody called mRNA-1273. Moderna’s applicant immunization has gotten endorsement from the US FDA to lead the Phase-2 clinical preliminary a week ago as it were.

Wuhan Institute of Biological Products/Sinopharm

Another Chinese antibody entered the second period of clinical preliminaries on the WHO list. It is an “inactivated” sort of up-and-comer antibody.

Beijing Institute of Biological Products/Sinopharm

Chinese state-possessed pharmaceutical mammoth Sinopharm Group has gained ground in creating immunization contender for the novel coronavirus.


Sinovac is additionally chipping away at a formalin-inactivated and alum-adjuvanted up-and-comer antibody for coronavirus. In the main period of the preliminary, the organization did an examination on 144 solid members somewhere in the range of 18 and 59 years of age.

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford has detailed positive discoveries of its COVID-19 immunization up-and-comer including six rhesus macaque monkeys. Rhesus macaques have comparable resistant frameworks to people.

BioNTech/Fosun Pharma/Pfizer

Pfizer and Biopharmaceutical New Technologies (BioNTech) have dosed the primary members of a stage 1/2 preliminary for their COVID-19 immunization up-and-comer BNT162 in the US.

In March, the organizations co-created and provided potential mRNA-based coronavirus antibodies, including BNT162.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Biotech firm Inovio Pharmaceuticals is as of now running a stage 1 clinical preliminary for INO-4800 (a DNA plasmid antibody with electroporation). The preliminary will include 40 solid grown-up volunteers.

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