Spikimm and Institut Pasteur Announce That SPKM001, A Next-generation, Highly Potent Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Human Monoclonal Antibody, Effectively Neutralizes the Delta and Delta Plus Variants. SPKM001 is a high affinity human monoclonal antibody which targets the receptor-binding site (RBD) on the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein. SpikImm has recently signed an exclusive worldwide license agreement with the Institut Pasteur for the development of anti-SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), including SPKM001.
About the Institut Pasteur and Pasteur Network
The Institut Pasteur, a non-profit foundation with recognized charitable status set up by Louis Pasteur in 1887, is today an internationally renowned center for biomedical research with a network of 33 members worldwide. In the pursuit of its mission to prevent and control diseases in France and throughout the world, the Institut Pasteur operates in four main areas: research, public health, education and training, and development of research applications. More than 2,800 people work on its Paris campus. The Institut Pasteur is a globally recognized leader in infectious diseases, microbiology, and immunology. Other avenues of investigation include cancer, genetic and neurodegenerative diseases, genomics and developmental biology. This research aims to expand our knowledge of the living world in a bid to lay the foundations for new prevention strategies and novel therapeutics. Since its inception, 10 Institut Pasteur scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, including two in 2008 for the 1983 discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.