CureVac to develop mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine

The company rejects current rumors of an acquisition

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CureVac, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering Messenger Ribonucleic Acid (mRNA) based drugs for vaccines and therapeutics, recently confirmed that internal efforts are focused on the development of a coronavirus vaccine with the goal to reach, help and to protect people and patients worldwide.

As a consequence, the company is in contact with especially Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and many other organizations and authorities worldwide, however abstains from commenting on speculations and rejects allegations about offers for acquisition of the company or its technology.

Based on its inherent mode of action, CureVac sees mRNA as one of the most potent molecules to offer fast and efficient solutions in outbreak scenarios, such as the Coronavirus. With inhouse expertise of over two decades and the company’s deep scientific understanding, CureVac is leveraging its potent vaccine platform to focus on developing a potent, efficacious, and safe and fast to produce a vaccine against Covid-19.

CureVac recently announced successful vaccination results in its Rabies program, fully protecting humans with two doses of only one microgram (one-millionth of a gram). These results are encouraging when thinking of supplying populations and people worldwide in a pandemic scenario.

The company also has long and strong manufacturing expertise for mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics since 2006. At this time, CureVac is working on expanding its manufacturing capacities to be able to provide up to billions of doses for outbreak situations like Covid-19.

Mariola Fotin-Mleczek, chief technology officer of CureVac, commented, “Nature has invented mechanisms to activate our immune system against infectious diseases. With our unique messenger RNA technology, we mimic nature and give our body the information about how to fight against the virus. The combination of mRNA science, disease understanding, formulation, and production expertise make CureVac a unique player to fight against any infectious disease, no matter whether they are seasonal or pandemic.”

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