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The great rush of labs towards RNA vaccines

2021-04-14T18:32:05.718Z

Even if the number of vaccines does not increase significantly in 2021, research has weapons to eradicate the cohort of known and unknown variants.



After the success of Moderna and Pfizer / BioNtech, all public and private groups want their messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine against Covid-19.

The approach is all the more promising as these vaccines seem to protect well against the so-called Brazilian variant (P.1) and, with a slightly lower but nevertheless good efficacy, against the so-called South African variant (B.1.351) .

And this remarkable efficacy does not appear to be accompanied by serious side effects, unlike the vaccines from AstraZeneca and Janssen / Johnson & Johnson.

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Clinical tests

While many did not believe it a few months ago, now

“every major pharmaceutical group wants its mRNA vaccine.

About fifteen players have already announced projects ”,

identifies Bernard Verrier, CNRS research director at the Institute of Protein Biology and Chemistry.

The French Sanofi, allied with the American Translate Bio, launched its clinical trials on March 12, which are due to end in the third quarter.

In addition, at the end of March, the first

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Source: lefigaro

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