The Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has made a major scientific breakthrough concerning the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Defense Ministry.
“In the past two days, the IIBR has completed a groundbreaking scientific development, determining an antibody that neutralizes the coronavirus, SARS-COV-2,” the statement said.
It emphasized that the scientific milestone is not related to a coronavirus vaccine, but rather significant progress towards a treatment for those who have already contracted the illness.
“I am proud of the Biological Institute staff, who have made a major breakthrough,” Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday after visiting the IIBR labs in Ness Ziona.
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