The promise of virally vectored DNA and mRNA vaccines is tremendous in terms of vaccine safety and speed of response to new pathogens. This article explores why these approaches have attracted attention in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and why they are highly appropriate for rapid vaccine development and deployment.
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The impact of rapid microbiological methods (RMM) on the scientific community has been widespread and profound. Lucpah Nekati explains how their numerous benefits enable deeper understanding, faster and more easily.
A Phase I clinical trial to test Imperial College London's COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been initiated, with the first patient dosed.
Researchers reveal their experimental test can detect the presence of COVID-19 RNA in a sample in 10 minutes, and in a way that does not require trained personnel to interpret.
The US FDA has given Fast Track Designation to Moderna's mRNA vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against COVID-19.
In an $882 million deal, Evox and Takeda will partner to develop and manufacture treatments and drug delivery systems for rare diseases.
Researchers have developed a new device, called a ‘spiral hydroporator’, which uses the power of a tiny fluid vortex to rapidly and efficiently deliver nanomaterials into cells.
A Phase I clinical trial to investigate mRNA-1273, a vaccine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, has begun in the US.
Researchers have developed a series of lipid nanoparticles, which encapsulate RNA, for effective and improved vaccine delivery.
New nanocapsules are a promising platform for many types of gene therapies due to their small size and superior stability.
A Dolomite Microfluidics’ set-up for high throughput single cell encapsulation is helping researchers at the Department of Medicine at Imperial College, London, to develop novel liposomal formulations for RNA vaccines targeting diseases such as HIV, influenza, rabies and chlamydia...
Large-scale downstream processing of viruses for clinical applications poses challenges different from those for many other biotherapeutics...
Novel approach enables genetic analysis of entire viral life cycle, starting with initial infection...