AstraZeneca, Imperial College to partner on RNA technology

Published Sep 23 2021 at 7:52 AM GMT
  • AstraZeneca has teamed up with a startup from Imperial College London to expand disease fighting beyond COVID-19 using next generation messenger RNA technology.
  • That's according to the professor leading Imperial's research, Robin Shattock, who made the comments in an interview with Bloomberg that published on Thursday.
  • The partnership between Imperial and AstraZeneca, will focus on cancers and infectious and respiratory diseases using an approach called self-amplifying RNA, which aims to create a strong and steady immune response with a smaller dose.
  • The startup --- VaxEquity --- will get a "sizeable" investment from AstraZeneca, said Shattock.
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  • Published Sep 23, 2021 7:52 AM GMT