Pfizer and its German partner today filed a counter claim against Moderna's patent-infringement suit over Covid-19 vaccines, saying that not only didn't they use Moderna's patented technology to develop their own Covid-19 vaccine, they're not a bunch of greedy money-grubbers seeking to re-write the history of mRNA technology - which they say started long before Moderna even existed. Read more.
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Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna, founded in Cambridge in 2010, this morning sued Pfizer, which has research facilities here, for patent infringement, alleging Pfizer and its German partner copied its patented mRNA technology to make their competing vaccine. Read more.
The FDA today approved a second Covid-19 vaccine, made by Moderna in a plant in Norwood. The vaccine, which can be stored in a regular freezer, should start rolling out to providers this weekend.
Why Norwood? Moderna explains.
Science reports that a Chinese development company is giving a consortium of Boston-area researchers $115 million to investigate Covid-19 and figure out how to fight it. Read more.