The company who developed the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, BioNTech, is moving on to their next big project, developing a vaccine for cancer. The cofounder of the company, Özlem Türeci’s, original plan for BioNTech was to create a vaccine for cancer using messenger RNA like they used to make the Pfizer vaccine.
Due to the new success and influx of funding caused by their success with the Covid-19 vaccine, the company can now start working on the project. The vaccine will use mRNA to instruct the immune system on how to respond to cancerous cells. The mRNA will help the cells spot and kill the cancer cells when they start growing.
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