As with other medical technologies mentioned previosuly in our blog such as CRISPR and Phages, the use of messenger RNA as a platform to deliver targeted medical solutions into our bodies is becoming a closely-watched track of innovation. The technique can improve medicine safety as well as reduced costs and time involved with creating and producing complex medications, by outsourcing some of thew work to our own cells!
In the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are based on theis technology and thus far have shown very solid results. In this article, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) demystifies the science behind this technique and explains it in a simplified manner for everyone to understand. Lots of opportunities still exist for this promising field for entrepreneurs who want to help push the boundaries of biotech and help save lives!