Chinese Biotechs' Foray Into mRNA Enters New Chapter With $100m Everest Deal
Everest Medicines’ deal with Canadian biotech Providence Therapeutics contains a full transfer of technology which may be appealing to Chinese regulators.
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The leader in China's homegrown mRNA COVID-19 vaccine effort expects a delay to key Phase III results, with analysts now expecting to see figures from the international portion of the study in early 2022.
A possible alternative to Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines, Providence Therapeutics’ mRNA candidate is seen moving into Phase III trials during the calendar first quarter of next year. While partners Everest Medicines and Biological E have kept the ball rolling, the Canadian biotech will seek further funding, CEO Brad Sorenson tells Scrip in this audio interview.
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