November 10, 2021
Life Sciences
  • Moderna is asserting that three National Institute of Health (NIH) scientists were not involved in inventing the key component of its COVID-19 vaccine. According to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Moderna said it had “reached the good-faith determination” that three NIH scientists “did not co-invent” the sequence that prompts the body’s immune response to the coronavirus spike protein. The NIH, meanwhile, says the trio worked with Moderna at the outset of the pandemic to design the component in question. (Article here)