Genekam develops plasma therapy accelerator for Covid-19 patients

Genekam Biotechnology has developed a plasma therapy accelerator called SARS-Hunter, which enables hospitals to isolate antibodies from plasma to be given as therapy for Covid-19 patients.

Antibodies, which are isolated from plasma using SARS-Hunter, are normally rich in coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2)-specific antibodies. The antibodies can be administered to the patient after running simple safety tests, particularly for bacterial contamination.

Plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients is being used as an effective therapeutic option to treat virus-infected patients.

However, plasma therapy may cause a number of side effects, including allergic reactions, infections of other pathogens, acute lung injuries and red blood cell lysis.

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Genekam’s device increases the chances of treatment success while reducing the side effects of currently existing plasma therapy. It isolates antibodies in less than one hour.

SARS-Hunter is the quickest solution for the creation of effective antibody therapy with low costs for all patients around the world, the company noted.

As millions of recovered Covid-19 patients can donate their plasma multiple times a year, it will allow more Covid-19 patients to undergo antibody therapy.

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Plasma donors with high-quality neutralising corona-specific antibodies are said to create effective therapeutic doses. It can be given to more patients instead of giving the whole plasma to one patient.

SARS-hunter weighs approximately 400gm and is very simple to operate.

It is expected to have a very strong impact on antibody therapy and make it available to a large population of Covid-19 patients.

Genekam has priced SARS-Hunter and reagentsat $1,499.

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