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.
28 Oct 2020
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.
13 Oct 2020
Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, which lagged behind its competitors in the coronavirus vaccine race, paused late-stage trials after a volunteer fell sick.
30 Sep 2020
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.
23 Sep 2020
In a major development, American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has launched the final trial of its COVID-19 vaccine.
18 Sep 2020
Last night, Apple confirmed the launch of its online store in India.
06 Sep 2020
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.
04 Sep 2020
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.
02 Sep 2020
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).
27 Aug 2020
The global effort to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 continues as over 24 million people have been infected worldwide.
27 Aug 2020
In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.
12 Aug 2020
In the updates since last night, The Wall Street Journal published a report detailing the behavior of TikTok since 2018.
09 Aug 2020
Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.
07 Aug 2020
Israel says it has an 'excellent' vaccine in hand to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.
01 Aug 2020
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.
30 Jul 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, all hopes rest on the development of a vaccine to beat the virus.
27 Jul 2020
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.
22 Jul 2020
Some vaccine makers expect to make profits from their coronavirus vaccines, even as the pandemic continues to rage on.
22 Jul 2020
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.
16 Jul 2020
Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.
15 Jul 2020
Moderna Therapeutics has come a long way with its candidate vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.
26 Jun 2020
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.
21 Jun 2020
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.
16 Jun 2020
The work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is moving faster than any of us could have imagined.
12 Jun 2020
Moderna Therapeutics has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine is set to go into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.
11 Jun 2020
American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will be starting human trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine sooner than previously planned.
09 Jun 2020
In the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, Moderna Therapeutics is seen as one of the fastest-moving players.
07 Jun 2020
With a sporadic increase in the number of cases and deaths, COVID-19 is growing beyond control in India.
04 Jun 2020
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.
22 May 2020
In a matter of months, a never-seen-before coronavirus originating from China has turned the whole world upside down.
18 May 2020
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.
08 May 2020
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.
31 Mar 2020
American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has announced that it has selected the lead vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.
14 Mar 2020
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.