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Moderna Therapeutics

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About Moderna Therapeutics

Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRNA) is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotechnology company that is focused on drug discovery and drug development based on messenger RNA. The company creates synthetic mRNA that can be injected into patients to help them create their own therapies.

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200 Technology Square

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139,

United States


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Moderna Therapeutics Patents

Moderna Therapeutics has filed 144 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Molecular biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Immune system
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Molecular biology, RNA, Nucleotides, DNA, Gene expression


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Molecular biology, RNA, Nucleotides, DNA, Gene expression



Latest Moderna Therapeutics News

Sens. Warren, Welch urge Moderna to reconsider COVID-19 shot price increase

Jan 26, 2023

Drew Angerer/Getty Images News Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Peter Welch (Vt.) are asking Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA ) CEO Stephane Bancel to reconsider a price hike for COVID-19 vaccines once they become available through the commercial market. Moderna ( MRNA ), like rival Pfizer ( PFE ), has said it plans to hike the price of its COVID shot to between $110 and $130 per dose, far higher than what the federal government has been paying for them. "Moderna's ( MRNA ) price hikes, aside from threatening public health, also raise questions about how Pfizer's ( PFE ) similar announcement of vaccine price hikes in October 2022 may have influenced Moderna's ( MRNA ) decision-making process regarding its vaccine prices," the senators wrote. The senators also noted that Moderna's ( MRNA ) vaccine was developed through federally funded research. The duo also ask Bancel several questions mostly dealing with revenue and profit expected this year from the vaccine. COVID shots will become available through the commercial market -- rather than for free due to federal government purchases -- after the public health emergency for the virus is declared over.

Moderna Therapeutics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Moderna Therapeutics founded?

    Moderna Therapeutics was founded in 2010.

  • Where is Moderna Therapeutics's headquarters?

    Moderna Therapeutics's headquarters is located at 200 Technology Square, Cambridge.

  • What is Moderna Therapeutics's latest funding round?

    Moderna Therapeutics's latest funding round is IPO.

  • How much did Moderna Therapeutics raise?

    Moderna Therapeutics raised a total of $1.961B.

  • Who are the investors of Moderna Therapeutics?

    Investors of Moderna Therapeutics include Merck & Co., Viking Global Investors, Sequoia Capital China, Alexandria Venture Investments, Pictet Group and 18 more.

  • Who are Moderna Therapeutics's competitors?

    Competitors of Moderna Therapeutics include Ethris and 2 more.

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