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New Technologies / Coronavirus
on June 22, 2020

Chicken antibodies help fight against COVID-19

One egg can produce enough for 1,000 diagnostic tests.

Antibodies produced in chicken eggs could lead to a better diagnostic test for COVID-19.

“We are using the immune system of the chicken to produce antibodies against the COVID-19 virus,” explained Bruce Rathgeber, Associate Poultry Professor at the Atlantic Poultry Research Centre on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, and AffinityImmuno

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