Moderna is a biotech company developing medicine based on messenger RNA (mRNA).
mRNA has transformational potential by pioneering a new class of medicines that leverage the body’s natural protein production apparatus in order to treat diseases.
Moderna has sought to lay the foundations to scale drug development – this ambition sets it apart from other biotech companies.
The company has a diverse pipeline looking for cures for the four ‘big killers’ – cardiovascular disease, cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases.
CEO Stephane Bancel. “Predictable, replicable drugs in abundance”. Bancel’s audacious goal and unwavering belief is if you apply a Silicon Valley-type mentality to drug development, the improvement is not marginal but tenfold.
Chairman Noubar Afeyan. Afeyan co-founded Moderna via Flagship Pioneering in 1999. Flagship Pioneering is revolutionising the entrepreneurial process in biotech by linking fundamental research with business expertise and investment.
in December 2020.
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