The diagnostic piece of the COVID-19 pandemic puzzle is in place, but the next critical step is to complete the development of multiple vaccines to help control the effects of Covid-19 on the world.
We would like to discuss the importance of neutralizing antibodies in the context of vaccines and how rapid tests detect these antibodies, support vaccine studies and alleviate uncertainty in the vaccinated population.
Focus on the antibody that presupposes immunity
Antibodies that block corona virus infection (so-called neutralizing antibodies) are an important measure of the immune response to the virus. These antibodies are detected in (manipulated) infected persons and those who have recovered from infection and are an important part of the protective immune response.
Some studies suggest that levels of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies in the blood decrease several months after infection, but a recent study concluded that 'antiviral antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 did not decrease within 4 months of diagnosis' (source: The New England Journal of Medicine). However, analogous to other virus infections, the antibody response is likely to be reactivated if a person is exposed to the coronavirus again.
Measurement of these neutralizing antibodies provides an important indication of the proportion of the population infected, regardless of whether this infection was associated with or without symptoms.
Medyc is investigating an easy and reliable rapid antibody test, which detects neutralizing antibodies from a finger prick of blood in 10-15 minutes, provides such an accompanying diagnosis. The portability of AbC-19 means that those already vaccinated can test multiple times at any site to determine the induction and stability of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
In infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, where there was previously no viable vaccine, researchers and manufacturers have to work around the clock to produce the vaccines. Proof of efficacy, in turn, must move at the same pace. Medyc will provide a reliable and fast tool to support the process.
Medyc has tested the first vaccinated care worker on a volunteer basis. This person had received the first vaccination (Pfizer) 10 days prior to the test and tested positive with this rapid test. Medyc will complete the clinical study in the coming weeks and possibly make it available as an aid to support research into the efficacy of the vaccine.
What do you pay for shipping costs at Medyc?
We at Medyc use low shipping costs. You only have to place an order from € 200, - if you are below that, there is nothing wrong, the shipping costs are even then only € 7.95.
What are the delivery times at Medyc? (Please note! Due to the crowds at the moment, the delivery time may differ slightly)
Immediately available means: ordered before 2 p.m. shipped today, if shipping normally takes place the next working day at home! Ordered on Monday will be delivered on Tuesday or ordered on Friday will be delivered on Monday. Unfortunately no standard Saturday delivery.
In stock (delivery time 1-2 working days) means: ordered before 2 p.m. and shipping takes place normally, after normally 2 working days at home.
Ordered Monday is delivered on Wednesday or ordered Friday is delivered on Tuesday.
What are the payment conditions at Medyc?
With us, you must pay in advance for webshop orders.
This can be done via iDeal. You can make your payment very safely and securely.
Regular customer with your own company? Then you pay afterwards. Submit a request for this via firstname.lastname@example.org