Company Co-Founded by Noubar Afeyan Develops Coronavirus Vaccine

Cornoavirus forces Armenia to declare state of emergency
Moderna Therapeutics recently shipped the first batches of its Coronavirus vaccine

Moderna Therapeutics recently shipped the first batches of its Coronavirus vaccine

Moderna Therapeutics, a biotech company co-founded by Noubar Afeyan, co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, has shipped the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccine, reported “Time” magazine.

The vaccine was created just 42 days after the genetic sequence of the COVID-19 virus, called SARS-CoV-2, was released by Chinese researchers in mid-January.

The first vials were sent to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, which will ready the vaccine for human testing as early as April.

Moderna’s vaccine against COVID-19 was developed in record time, because it’s based on a relatively new genetic method that does not require growing huge amounts of virus.

Instead, the vaccine is packed with mRNA, the genetic material that comes from DNA and makes proteins.

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  1. Antoine S. Terjanian said:

    Noubar! Noubar! is what we say when something good happens for the first time.
    Noubar is an amazing young man, like his two Afeyan brothers (Bedros and Levon). I heard him give a lecture at AUA about innovations in bio-technology. He enthused us all!
    Heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS!

  2. Sachin Patel said:

    Wow, that’s fantastic news. We need to start vaccinating the population to reduce the spread of this virus. Hive pharmacy in the UK is ready for this challenge!

  3. Rachael said:

    Nice one out there may the Good lord continue to bless your good works

  4. Zhasmena Vardanyan said:

    Yes I was carefully listening delivery speech Mr. Afeyan with an Armenian Journalist about COVID 19 developing NEW VACCINE which is really taking more times than people can imagine. Time and Tests will show the result of vaccine. But again requiring time to see what kind of influences will give organism for new created vaccine.Furthermore, How vaccine will work, cause each organism is unique. Moreover, Armenia need Your EXTREME help with vaccine. THNKS for this matter.

    Sincerely, Epidemiologist, Virologist

    Zhasmena Vardanyan

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