CureVac has filed a lawsuit in a German regional court against BioNTech SE: seeking ‘fair compensation for infringement… of CureVac’s intellectual property rights’ regarding tech used in the manufacture of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. BioNTech,...
CDMO CordenPharma has increased its xRNA capabilities at its sterile injectable facility in Caponago, Italy: with a €10m ($10.7m) investment in new Lipid Nanoparticle (LNP) formulation, development and production areas.
Moderna has finalized a strategic partnership with the Australian government to build an mRNA manufacturing facility in Melbourne: which is expected to produce up to 100 million mRNA respiratory vaccine doses annually.
Nutcracker Therapeutics, a biotech developing RNA therapeutics using its proprietary biochip-based manufacturing platform, has raised $167m in Series C financing: allowing it to expand and advance its pipeline of mRNA medicines for cancer and further...
A global biomanufacturing training hub will be established in Korea to serve low- and middle-income countries wishing to produce biologicals such as vaccines, insulin, monoclonal antibodies and cancer treatments.
Moderna has initiated the Phase 3 portion of its pivotal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine trial: looking towards its ultimate goal to combine the vaccine with its COVID-19 and flu boosters into a single dose booster.
Moderna is expanding its mRNA pipeline with three new development programs: with vaccine candidates against herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VSV) and a new checkpoint cancer vaccine.
Last week saw the WHO announce the first six countries that will receive the technology needed to produce mRNA vaccines on the African continent, as part of the global mRNA technology transfer hub project.
Having built up its mRNA expertise with its COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer now sets out its strategy for the future. “Going forward, we plan to continue to capitalize on the leadership we have built in both mRNA R&D and manufacturing."
Australia’s Noxopharm has in-licensed novel RNA tech developed by Hudson Institute of Medical Research: focusing on RNA drug discovery and mRNA vaccine manufacture via Noxopharm’s subsidiary Pharmorage.
GreenLight Biosciences and CDMO Samsung Biologics have announced a partnership agreement, with Samsung Biologics to manufacture GreenLight’s messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate at commercial scale.
CureVac is withdrawing its first-generation COVID-19 vaccine candidate, CVnCoV, from regulatory review: instead it is re-allocating its efforts to its second-generation vaccine program with GSK. ‘The goal has not changed, but the requirements to effectively...
Synthetic DNA vector producer, Touchlight, has announced the extension of its fundraising round to a current aggregate total of US$125m (£92m). The financing was led by Bridford Investments Limited and Novator Partners.
Moderna and the nonprofit Institute for Life Changing Medicines (ILCM) are collaborating to develop a new messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutic (mRNA-3351) for Crigler-Najjar Syndrome Type 1 (CN-1), an ultra-rare disease.
Catalent sees COVID-19 vaccines being an 'enduring and sustainable' revenue stream for the company, particularly with the advent of boosters, and the fact that developing countries, to date, have very low vaccination rates.
Moderna has initiated the rolling submission process with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Biologics License Application (BLA) to distribute and market its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in the US for use in individuals aged 18 and older.
The European Commission today announced that it has reserved an additional 1.8 billion doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, on behalf of all 27 EU countries, from the end of 2021 to 2023.