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Pathbreaking Method Leads to Optimised mRNA Production

Rok Sekirnik

Research Outreach, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic placed mRNA at the centre of biopharmaceutical research, as mRNA is now being developed for cancer therapy, protein replacement therapy, and infectious diseases. That is why, worldwide, the need to produce mRNA on a large scale has increased dramatically. The currently used method is quite costly, limiting the scale-up of mRNA production. Dr Rok Sekirnik and colleagues at Sartorius BIA Separations, Slovenia, found a way to monitor and analyse the production of mRNA in the laboratory while decreasing the cost by up to 50%.

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