Antiviral antibodies: World’s first protective antibodies against Marburg virus developed

A team of scientists around Professor Michael Hust from the Institute of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics of the Technische Universität Braunschweig developed successfully a panel of antibodies against highly-pathogenic Marburg virus. These are the worldwide first recombinant antibodies which are protective in an animal model against the infection with wildtype Marburg virus. Together with colleagues in France and in the US, the scientists of the TU Braunschweig used the antibody phage display technology to generate these antibodies. Their research results will soon be published in the mAbs journal. The results were recently published in mAbs. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)