Jacek Jemielity, Joanna Kowalska, Edward Darżynkiewicz and team (PL)
Stabilising messenger RNA

About the invention

This Polish research team have stabilised the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) molecule by changing just one atom in 80 000. Their work has led to a vaccine against cancer and could treat inherited diseases too. It has already attracted over €1 billion in licensing deals.

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