Covid-19: In the Manufacturing Secrets of the Toulouse Antibody Detection Test

Posted on 3/30/2021 at 3:19 pm, updated on 3/31/2021 at 11:24 am

The essential Le Toulousain Etienne Joly has just published his work with a team from Oxford University in the journal Nature Communications to better follow the Covid-19 epidemic. This Inserm researcher from the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (CNRS / Université Toulouse III, Paul-Sabatier) was involved in the development of an inexpensive serological test for the detection of traces of antibodies in the blood against the coronavirus. SARS-CoV-2 at the origin of Covid-19.

What was your starting point? The first delivery! I could no longer get into the laboratory and wanted to be useful in this Covid-19 crisis, especially since I had worked in immunology and virology for many years. I quickly understood that it would be difficult for emerging economies to follow the development of the epidemic. We had to find a cheap serological test that …