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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 26, 2020– Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a biotechnology firm pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a brand new era of transformative medicines for sufferers, at this time introduced a provide settlement with the Ministry of Public Well being of Qatar for mRNA-1273, Moderna’s vaccine candidate in opposition to COVID-19, to help the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to safe early entry to a protected and efficient COVID-19 vaccine for the folks of Qatar.

“We respect the arrogance of the Ministry of Well being of Qatar in our mRNA vaccine platform and the collaboration we’ve got needed to date,” mentioned Stéphane Bancel, Moderna’s Chief Govt Officer. “We’re advancing the medical improvement of mRNA-1273 with our Section three COVE research, which is now absolutely enrolled with a consultant demography of individuals throughout ages, ethnicities and high-risk populations. In parallel we’re scaling up our manufacturing functionality with our strategic companions, Lonza and Rovi, to handle this international well being emergency by delivering a protected and efficient vaccine to the folks of Qatar and all over the world.”

The Section 1 interim evaluation confirmed that mRNA-1273 was typically well-tolerated throughout all age teams and induced speedy and powerful immune responses in opposition to SARS-CoV-2. mRNA-1273 is at present being studied in a Section three randomized, 1:1 placebo-controlled trial of 30,000 individuals on the 100 µg dose degree within the U.S. On Thursday, October 22, Moderna accomplished enrollment of the Section three COVE research. For extra details about the COVE research, click on right here. mRNA-1273 at present isn’t authorised to be used by any regulatory physique.

Moderna is scaling up international manufacturing to have the ability to ship roughly 500 million doses per yr and presumably as much as 1 billion doses per yr, starting in 2021.

Over the previous 9 years, Moderna has invested in creating and creating a novel platform for designing and manufacturing a brand new class of mRNA-based vaccines. The investments on this proprietary platform have enabled Moderna to expeditiously create, manufacture and clinically develop mRNA-1273 to doubtlessly deal with the present COVID-19 pandemic.

About Moderna

Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a brand new class of transformative medicines for sufferers. mRNA medicines are designed to direct the physique’s cells to provide intracellular, membrane or secreted proteins that may have a therapeutic or preventive profit and have the potential to handle a broad spectrum of ailments. The corporate’s platform builds on steady advances in fundamental and utilized mRNA science, supply expertise and manufacturing, offering Moderna the aptitude to pursue in parallel a sturdy pipeline of latest improvement candidates. Moderna is creating therapeutics and vaccines for infectious ailments, immuno-oncology, uncommon ailments and cardiovascular ailments, independently and with strategic collaborators.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna at present has strategic alliances for improvement applications with AstraZeneca PLC and Merck & Co., Inc., in addition to the Protection Superior Analysis Initiatives Company (DARPA), an company of the U.S. Division of Protection, and the Biomedical Superior Analysis and Improvement Authority (BARDA), a division of the Workplace of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) inside the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers (HHS). Moderna has been named a prime biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the previous 5 years. To be taught extra, go to 

Ahead-Trying Statements

This press launch incorporates forward-looking statements inside the which means of the Non-public Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, together with statements relating to: the Firm’s improvement of a possible vaccine in opposition to the novel coronavirus (mRNA-1273), the potential for mRNA-1273 to stop COVID-19 illness and gradual the unfold of SARS-CoV-2, the phrases of the Firm’s provide of mRNA-1273 to the Ministry of Public Well being of Qatar, and the timing for the manufacturing, provide and distribution of mRNA-1273. In some instances, forward-looking statements might be recognized by terminology similar to “will,” “might,” “ought to,” “may,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “goals,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “proceed,” or the unfavorable of those phrases or different comparable terminology, though not all forward-looking statements include these phrases. The forward-looking statements on this press launch are neither guarantees nor ensures, and you shouldn’t place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as a result of they contain recognized and unknown dangers, uncertainties, and different components, a lot of that are past Moderna’s management and which may trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These dangers, uncertainties, and different components embrace, amongst others: preclinical and medical improvement is prolonged and unsure, particularly for a brand new class of medicines similar to mRNA, and subsequently our preclinical applications or improvement candidates could also be delayed, terminated, or might by no means advance to or within the clinic; no business product utilizing mRNA expertise has been authorised and will by no means be authorised; mRNA drug improvement has substantial medical improvement and regulatory dangers as a result of novel and unprecedented nature of this new class of medicines; regardless of having ongoing interactions with the FDA or different regulatory businesses, the FDA or such different regulatory businesses might not agree with the Firm’s regulatory approval methods, elements of our filings, similar to medical trial designs, conduct and methodologies, or the sufficiency of information submitted; the truth that the speedy response expertise in use by Moderna continues to be being developed and carried out; potential adversarial impacts as a result of international COVID-19 pandemic similar to delays in medical trials, preclinical work, general operations, regulatory evaluate, manufacturing and provide chain interruptions, adversarial results on healthcare techniques and disruption of the worldwide economic system; and people dangers and uncertainties described underneath the heading “Threat Components” in Moderna’s most up-to-date Quarterly Report on Type 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Trade Fee (SEC) and in subsequent filings made by Moderna with the SEC, which can be found on the SEC’s web site at  Besides as required by legislation, Moderna disclaims any intention or accountability for updating or revising any forward-looking statements contained on this press launch within the occasion of latest info, future developments or in any other case. These forward-looking statements are primarily based on Moderna’s present expectations and communicate solely as of the date hereof.

Supply: Moderna, Inc.

Posted: October 2020

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