New Protein Engineering Method Could Accelerate the Discovery of COVID-19 Therapeutics

July 1, 2021

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Presented by College of Pharmacy

Finding and creating nanobodies, or pieces of antibodies that attach to target molecules and block their functions, that treat human diseases can be difficult and long. U-M researchers found an easier way to identify nanobodies that may prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections. These nanobodies were able to block the SARS-CoV-2 virus more effectively than an antibody from an infected patient.

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