Publication in the Journal of Clinical Virology Highlights Effectiveness of the Rapid Test To Identifying Immunity Levels of Functional Antibodies, Preventing the Virus from Infecting Cells
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc (OTCQB: AXIM) (“AXIM Biotech,” “AXIM” or “the Company”), an international healthcare solutions company targeting COVID-19 diagnostics and oncological research, today announced their publication in the Journal of Clinical Virology describing the development of a rapid test to measure levels of neutralizing antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.
The publication is the first report of a rapid test that can semi-quantitatively measure levels of neutralizing antibodies. The test is portable, inexpensive and requires only a single drop of blood from a finger stick. The test can be performed in a point-of-care setting or by an individual and has demonstrated over 90% sensitivity and 100% specificity when benchmarked against an authentic SARS-CoV-2 neutralization assay using serum samples from COVID-19 patients.
Importantly, the test does not cross-react with sera from patients’ other seasonal viral respiratory infections, which cause cold and flu-like illnesses. The publication also highlights the ability of the test to measure levels of neutralizing antibodies in vaccine recipients as well as previously infected individuals.
Dr. Douglas Lake, an associate professor at ASU and lead author of the publication says, “All antibodies are not created equal. Most antibody tests for COVID simply detect antibodies to either spike or nucleocapsid (viral core), but this test measures levels of functional antibodies: neutralizing antibodies–antibodies that prevent the virus from infecting cells. Neutralizing antibodies form a molecular force field in blood and tissues that prevent the virus from infecting cells.”
John Huemoeller, CEO of AXIM Biotech indicates, “Since COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, it is important to keep your levels of neutralizing antibodies high to prevent infection. Our test allows one to know and monitor his or her levels of neutralizing antibodies without sending a tube of blood to the lab for an expensive test. Our rapid test may impact public health because it indicates when protective antibodies are declining to pre-vaccine levels which might suggest a booster shot to prevent infection and potential spread of the virus.”
About AXIM® Biotechnologies
Founded in 2014, AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM) is a vertically integrated research and development company focused on changing the landscape of diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), dry eye disease (DED) and Oncological indications. AXIM’s COVID-19 neutralizing antibody test is the first rapid diagnostic test measuring levels of functional neutralizing antibodies that are believed to prevent SARS-CoV-2 from entering the host cells. Additionally, the Company is developing rapid diagnostic tests for the early detection of cancer and ophthalmological conditions such as DED. For more information, please visit www.AXIMBiotech.com.
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