Aldevron Breakthrough Blog: rna

RNA is Only One Ingredient in RNA Development

Defining paths and building relationships

While research into RNA, including mRNA and related derivatives, has been ongoing for almost 50 years, it’s taken the COVID-19 pandemic to accelerate the development of vaccines using this technology. mRNA provides an incredible opportunity to develop new treatments for viral based, genetically driven, or cancerous diseases.

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A Focus on Analytics, for RNA and Beyond

Driving innovation of industry tools

Analytical innovation is often overlooked in discussions of biotechnology product development and manufacturing processes. For example, in the DNA area, most “state of the art” analytical methods in use were developed in the 1980s, or even earlier. Industrywide, there is a need to continuously innovate in the analytical space due to the tremendous advances in enabling technologies.

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Comparing Capping

Enzymatic and co-transcriptional capping for RNA

With the manufacture of RNA, capping is one of the many crucial steps in developing the final product. There are two methods of capping, enzymatic and co-transcriptional. Both have advantages and disadvantages.

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A Three-Step RNA Progression

An outlook for mRNA, saRNA and Circular RNA

When mRNA vaccines began to roll out in late 2020 to fight the COVID pandemic, it was the first large-scale use of the molecule after years of research. But the success of those vaccines was only the beginning of new opportunities for the RNA field.

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Unique Perspectives, Unique Opportunities

TIDES USA pivots to RNA technology

We often hear how interest in, and use of, RNA technology is growing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. One discussion at the TIDES USA conference had a unique perspective: how Moore’s Law may now apply to RNA technology.

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Seeking Faster Paths to the Clinic

Need for speed emphasized at American Biomanufacturing Summit

The American Biomanufacturing Summit, held in San Francisco in April, is a senior-level event attracting over 200 biopharmaceutical executives sharing the latest information from the industry. One top item consistently discussed was how the expectations of speed have been dramatically changed after how quickly COVID-19 vaccines were developed and moved to market, most particularly the mRNA vaccines.

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Webinar On Demand: mRNA/saRNA Manufacturing - Considerations to Accelerate the Path to Clinic

GEN webinar featuring Dr. Venkata Indurthi, Aldevron Chief Scientific Officer

Messenger RNA (mRNA) and self-amplifying RNA (saRNA) offer a unique opportunity for the development of novel therapeutics to treat a wide range of diseases. These modalities offer distinctive advantages over traditional therapies, from both biological and production standpoints. The success of RNA programs may depend heavily on the timeline to manufacture RNA molecules.

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