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AstraZeneca Moves Into Self-Amplifying RNA With VaxEquity Deal

Sees Potential Beyond Vaccines

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VaxEquity’s founder dropped out of the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine last year – but it and new partner AstraZeneca see potential not just in vaccines, but therapeutics too.

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The new partners have their sights set on a broad range of potential vaccine and therapeutic targets, with AstraZeneca seeing the pact as an addition to its broader R&D toolbox.

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