JACKSON CENTER, PA / ACCESSWIRE / September 24, 2020 / Halberd Corporation (OTC PINK:HALB) clarifies next steps in their unique research with Arizona State University. Halberd directed their research program to focus on that element of Covid-19 which makes the disease most contagious - the spike antigen. ASU investigators have projected the production of the coronavirus spike antigen within the next two weeks.
The next steps for the ASU/Halberd program involve identification of an antibody conjugate which will fluoresce in the presence of the spike antigen to facilitate removal of the disease element via Halberd's patented extracorporeal treatments. Feasibility samples of the spike antigen antibody conjugate are expected to be available within four weeks.
Availability of the antibody conjugate will allow for the development of a molecule, to be patented, which can be used in a diagnostic capacity - in a rapid-results test for the coronavirus - and possibly in an extracorporeal treatment regimen.
William A. Hartman, Halberd Corporation Chairman, President & CEO, stated, "With the successful creation of a fluorescent antibody, we hope to be able to create a rapid Covid-19 test using saliva or a drop of blood. We believe our approach will allow for accurate test results in a matter of minutes, and could be administered with minimal inconvenience/discomfort to those tested. Additionally, this approach could lead to a therapeutic application for coronavirus positive patients."
Dr. Reyes added, "Facilitating this ease of identification has profound ramifications for both diagnostic purposes as well as therapeutic use including facilitated eradication of targeted antigens."
Doctors Abdon Nanhay and Edson Brito further added "Our facilities in South America will be ideally suited for testing purposes. These initial tests could be the precursor to the commencement of FDA certification."
The details of the Halberd-ASU research contract can be viewed here.
About Arizona State University.
Arizona State University is a public research university with 5 campuses in and around Phoenix, with four regional centers throughout Arizona. It is one of the largest public universities, based on enrollment, and one of the fastest growing research universities in the United States. The school boasts over 400 National Academies-honored faculty, and 77 elite programs.
About Halberd Corporation.
Halberd Corporation. (OTC PINK:HALB), is a publicly traded company on the OTC Market, and is in full compliance with OTC Market reporting requirements. Halberd's Articles of Incorporation prohibit the company from issuance of convertible debt which would result in dilution. See the company's Articles of Incorporation here. The number of outstanding shares remains at 317,721,539.
The company holds the exclusive rights to the COVID-19 extracorporeal treatment technology provisional patent applications: "Method for Treating and Curing Covid-19 Infection;" "Method for Treating COVID-19 Inflammatory Cytokine Storm for the Reduction of Morbidity and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients;" and "Method for Treating and Curing COVID-19 Infection by Utilizing a Laser to Eradicate the Virus." Halberd also holds the exclusive rights to the underlying granted U.S. Patent 9,216,386 and U.S. Patent 8,758,287.
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SOURCE: Halberd Corporation