Moderna

An American biotech company, Moderna was founded in 2010 with its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It carries out its research with focus on drug discovery and development, based exclusively on messenger RNA (mRNA), a single-stranded RNA molecule. Several large pharmaceutical and biotech companies worked on this technique earlier, but none could achieve success till now. They could not deal with the side-effects of getting RNA into cells (the premise of this technique). Moderna is attempting to show that, however, mRNA drugs haven’t been approved yet for human use. The company is also working on a coronavirus vaccine, and is in the crucial phase 2 trials currently. It entered human trials in just 66 days after the virus was first put to sequence.

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Coronavirus vaccine in 2020? US drugmaker Pfizer isn't saying no!

28 Oct 2020

Coronavirus vaccine in 2020? US drugmaker Pfizer isn't saying no!

Even as experts worldwide have said that an effective coronavirus vaccine won't be out before 2021, American pharma giant Pfizer is hoping to deliver one this year itself, igniting hopes globally.

Big setback: Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

13 Oct 2020

Big setback: Johnson & Johnson pauses coronavirus vaccine trial

Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, which lagged behind its competitors in the coronavirus vaccine race, paused late-stage trials after a volunteer fell sick.

NewsBytes Briefing: Outage hits Apple App Store, iCloud, and more

30 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Outage hits Apple App Store, iCloud, and more

Last night, in a rare incident, Apple suffered from a major outage that left many of its services down, including Apple App Store, Music, Apple TV+, Photos, and iCloud.

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trials

23 Sep 2020

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trials

In a major development, American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has launched the final trial of its COVID-19 vaccine.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more

18 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more

Last night, Apple confirmed the launch of its online store in India.

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

06 Sep 2020

COVID-19 vaccine developers to pledge against rolling out shots prematurely

In light of the havoc wreaked by COVID-19, governments around the world have become more than willing to fast-track regulatory approvals and launch promising vaccines, anti-virals, and tests for their citizens.

#VaccineTracker: Early COVID-19 vaccine results expected by September 15

04 Sep 2020

#VaccineTracker: Early COVID-19 vaccine results expected by September 15

As the COVID-19 crisis is deteriorating with every passing day, all the hopes are pinned on the development of a safe and effective vaccine.

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

02 Sep 2020

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: When will one be ready?

27 Aug 2020

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: When will one be ready?

The global effort to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 continues as over 24 million people have been infected worldwide.

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

27 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok collected data violating Android policies, and more

12 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok collected data violating Android policies, and more

In the updates since last night, The Wall Street Journal published a report detailing the behavior of TikTok since 2018.

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

09 Aug 2020

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.

Israel claims to have 'excellent' COVID-19 vaccine in hand

07 Aug 2020

Israel claims to have 'excellent' COVID-19 vaccine in hand

Israel says it has an 'excellent' vaccine in hand to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

01 Aug 2020

Chinese hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna: Report

Last week, the US Justice Department charged two China-linked hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, with stealing valuable data from organizations in the US and around the world.

Coronavirus: How much would the vaccines cost?

30 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: How much would the vaccines cost?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, all hopes rest on the development of a vaccine to beat the virus.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

27 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

In a major development, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by biotech giant Moderna Therapeutics has gone into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.

As coronavirus pandemic surges, some vaccine makers expect to profit

22 Jul 2020

As coronavirus pandemic surges, some vaccine makers expect to profit

Some vaccine makers expect to make profits from their coronavirus vaccines, even as the pandemic continues to rage on.

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

22 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Snap's revenue grows; Moderna's vaccine won't be cheap

The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

16 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more

Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

15 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

Moderna Therapeutics has come a long way with its candidate vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?

26 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, leaving everyone desperate for a vaccine - a much-needed shot that prevents contraction or at least mitigates the severe impact of the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

21 Jun 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, the entire scientific community is progressing forward with the efforts to develop a vaccine that could finally end the pandemic.

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

16 Jun 2020

Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

The work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is moving faster than any of us could have imagined.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to go into final-stage trials in July

12 Jun 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to go into final-stage trials in July

Moderna Therapeutics has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is set to go into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.

J&J to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in July

11 Jun 2020

J&J to begin human trials of COVID-19 vaccine in July

American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will be starting human trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine sooner than previously planned.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: When will it be available?

09 Jun 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: When will it be available?

In the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, Moderna Therapeutics is seen as one of the fastest-moving players.

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

07 Jun 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

With a sporadic increase in the number of cases and deaths, COVID-19 is growing beyond control in India.

US expert offers an optimistic timeline for coronavirus vaccine

04 Jun 2020

US expert offers an optimistic timeline for coronavirus vaccine

As companies race to develop and test COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of America's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has shared an optimistic timeline for their availability.

Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

22 May 2020

Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

In a matter of months, a never-seen-before coronavirus originating from China has turned the whole world upside down.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine shows 'positive' results in human trials

18 May 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine shows 'positive' results in human trials

Moderna Therapeutics, one of the select few companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine, has revealed positive results from early-stage trials of its formula.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial

08 May 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial

Moderna Therapeutics, one of the select few companies trialing a COVID-19 vaccine, has received US Food and Drug Administration's approval to move into the second phase of the tests.

Johnson & Johnson: COVID-19's vaccine will be ready by 2021

31 Mar 2020

Johnson & Johnson: COVID-19's vaccine will be ready by 2021

American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it has selected the lead vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Canadian firm announces coronavirus vaccine candidate; testing possible soon

14 Mar 2020

Canadian firm announces coronavirus vaccine candidate; testing possible soon

As researchers globally race to develop a vaccine for the deadly novel coronavirus, a Canada-based biotechnology company on Thursday announced a vaccine candidate for the viral disease.