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Our biotech heritage
Messenger RNA is not new technology, but we are discovering new ways to use it to treat and prevent illnesses and diseases. Since our founding in 2010, we have worked to build one of the industry's leading mRNA technology platform.
Our big moments
Moderna’s name combines the words "modified" and "RNA", which happens to contain the word "modern”.
Moderna begins research into the production of mRNA medicines. Stéphane Bancel joins as founding CEO.
First human dose of flu vaccine
Moderna initiates first-in-human dose of an mRNA vaccine (mRNA-1440), an H10N8 flu vaccine candidate.
First human dose of multivalent vaccine
Moderna initiates first-in-human dosing for mRNA-1653, a combination vaccine with the potential to protect against more than one disease – human metapneumovirus (hMPV virus) and parainfluenza virus.
First antibody encoded by mRNA
Moderna announces dosing of the first antibody encoded by mRNA in a clinical trial.
UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
MHRA begins rolling review of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine against COVID-19.¹
Moderna announces supply agreement with UK Government for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine if approved for use.²
UK MHRA approval
MHRA authorises the use of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine against COVID-19.¹
Moderna announces European Union and European Economic Area countries to donate more than 70 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to COVAX in 2021 to help end COVID-19 pandemic in low-income countries.³
Moderna and UK Government agree additional 60 million doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for 2022–23.⁴
New headquarters open in Victoria, London.
Moderna announces Omicron-containing bivalent booster candidate mRNA-1273.214.London⁵
Ten-year strategic partnership with the UK Government
Moderna finalises strategic partnership with UK Government.⁶
Commencement of construction at Harwell Campus
Construction commences at Moderna Innovation and Technology Centre (MITC) in the UK.⁷
European Medicines Agency (EMA) submission for updated COVID-19 vaccine
Moderna submits regulatory application to the EMA for its updated COVID-19 vaccine.⁸
¹Businesswire. United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Authorizes Use of COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna. 2021. Available at: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210108005274/en/United-Kingdom-Medicines-and-Healthcare-products-Regulatory-Agency-Authorizes-Use-of-COVID-19-Vaccine-Moderna. Last accessed August 2023.
²Businesswire. Moderna Announces Supply Agreement with United Kingdom Government to Supply mRNA Vaccine Against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) if Approved for Use. 2020. Available at: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201117005857/en/Moderna-Announces-Supply-Agreement-with-United-Kingdom-Government-to-Supply-mRNA-Vaccine-Against-COVID-19-mRNA-1273-if-Approved-for-Use. Last accessed August 2023.
³Businesswire. Moderna Announces European Union and European Economic Area Countries to Donate More than 70 Million Doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to COVAX in 2021 to Help End COVID-19 Pandemic in Low Income Countries. Available at: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211116005778/en/Moderna-Announces-European-Union-and-European-Economic-Area-Countries-to-Donate-More-than-70-Million-Doses-of-Moderna-COVID-19-Vaccine-to-COVAX-in-2021-to-Help-End-COVID-19-Pandemic-in-Low-Income-Countries. Last accessed August 2023.
⁴Businesswire. Moderna Announces Supply Agreement with the UK for Additional 60 Million Doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine in 2022 and 2023. Available at: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211116005778/en/Moderna-Announces-European-Uhttps://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211201006260/en/Moderna-Announces-Supply-Agreement-with-the-UK-for-Additional-60-Million-Doses-of-Moderna%E2%80%99s-COVID-19-Vaccine-in-2022-and-2023nion-and-European-Economic-Area-Countries-to-Donate-More-than-70-Million-Doses-of-Moderna-COVID-19-Vaccine-to-COVAX-in-2021-to-Help-End-COVID-19-Pandemic-in-Low-Income-Countries. Last accessed August 2023.
⁵Moderna. Moderna Announces Omicron-Containing Bivalent Booster Candidate mRNA-1273.214 Demonstrates Superior Antibody Response Against Omicron. Available at: https://investors.modernatx.com/news/news-details/2022/Moderna-AnnounceOmicron-Containing-Bivalent-Booster-Candidate-mRNA-1273.214-Demonstrates-Superior-Antibody-Response-Against-Omicron/default.aspx. Last accessed August 2023.
⁶Accesswire. Moderna Finalises Strategic Partnership with UK government. Available at: https://www.accesswire.com/732840/Moderna-Finalizes-Strategic-Partnership-with-UK-Government. Last accessed August 2023.
⁷Construction commences at Moderna Innovation and Technology Centre in the UK. Available at: https://assets.modernatx.com/m/2ea3e7bdbb4e4045/original/CONSTRUCTION-COMMENCES-AT-MODERNA-INNOVATION-AND-TECHNOLOGY-CENTRE-IN-THE-UK.pdf. Last accessed August 2023.
⁸Accesswire. Moderna Submits Regulatory Application to the European Medicines Agency for Its Updated COVID-19 Vaccine. Available at: https://www.accesswire.com/765092/Moderna-Submits-Regulatory-Application-to-the-European-Medicines-Agency-for-Its-Updated-COVID-19-Vaccine. Last accessed August 2023.