In this episode, Ayesha discussed BioNTech’s new collaboration with Matinas BioPharma to explore the company’s lipid nanocrystal (LNC) delivery technology for mRNA vaccines. LNC structures are more stable than the lipid nanoparticle technology used in the current COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Learn about how BioNTech hopes to leverage Matinas’ LNC platform to develop improved mRNA vaccines, including the possibility of orally administered vaccine formulations.
The editorial team also talked about Pfizer’s acquisition of RSV antiviral therapeutics company ReViral Ltd. in a $525 million deal. Pfizer made the purchase to help expand its RSV portfolio, which currently includes a candidate RSV vaccine that received breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA for the prevention of RSV in individuals 60 years of age and older. Find out how Pfizer is looking to expand its infectious disease portfolio after the great success of its COVID-19 program.
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