You may have seen our recent news about the Amgen and Adaptive Biotechnologies strategic partnership to develop a therapeutic to prevent or treat COVID-19. Our teams have already begun work on this important research. We asked Ray Deshaies, Ph.D., SVP of Global Research here at Amgen, about this collaboration and why there is so much attention now on the role antibodies may play in treatment options for patients infected with COVID-19.
Watch the video above to hear from Dr. Deshaies, who discusses the collaboration, what an antibody is and how it protects the human body from viruses and infection, and why Amgen is using our expertise in immunology and protein engineering to help work towards a possible medical treatment for COVID-19.
By the way, before joining Amgen, Dr. Deshaies was a professor at Caltech for more than 20 years. You can also hear from other Amgen experts on COVID-19, including Dr. Steve Galson, who discusses face masks and handwashing, and Dr. David Reese, who discusses what it means to bend the curve on this pandemic. All these videos were filmed on their iPhones at their homes following social distancing guidelines.
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