A New Approach to Medicine
Using mRNA as a drug, because it causes the expression of proteins inside cells, is a fundamentally different approach than treating disease with other drug classes.
mRNA plays a very fundamental role in human biology. mRNA is the set of instructions by which cells make all proteins and send them to various parts of the body.
By using mRNA as a drug, we take advantage of normal biological processes to express proteins and create a desired therapeutic effect. This enables the potential treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases, many of which cannot be addressed with current technologies. mRNA also enables our scientists to design, discover and develop therapeutics that replicate many aspects of normal biology.
With these features, mRNA has the potential to transform how medicines are discovered, developed and manufactured – at a breadth, speed and scale not common in our industry.
We are leveraging the central role that mRNA plays in human biology. Our mRNA medicines are sets of instructions that cells in the body use to make proteins to prevent or fight disease.
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