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Sanofi invested AUD$280 million to deliver mRNA 2.0 vaccine

Sanofi has partnered with the Queensland Government to inject AUD$280 million into next generation mRNA vaccine research.

The Translational Science Hub announced by Sanofi and Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, will link world-class researchers in Queensland with scientists at the Sanofi mRNA Centre of Excellence in France and the US. This will create a unique global vaccines R&D network focused on mRNA technology and translational science.

This first-of-its-kind partnership, which includes the University of Queensland and Griffith University, will place Queensland at the forefront of vaccine development and biomedical research in Australia. The Translational Science Hub will initially focus on the evaluation of a new generation of mRNA vaccines and the development of a world-first mRNA vaccine for chlamydia, a sexually transmissible infection (STI) of increasing public health concern because of its association with infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, and pregnancy complications.

mRNA is expected to herald a new generation of vaccines that instruct certain cells to produce proteins that are recognised by the immune system to mount a defence.

Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk commented:

“Queensland, Australia has some of the best researchers in the world, and the Translational Science Hub will give them the platform to develop life-saving medicines and vaccines. The Hub will bring more expertise, supply-chain capabilities, as well as clinical investigations to Queensland. We’re proud one of the world’s largest healthcare companies has chosen Queensland to help reshape 21st century medicine.”

Karen Hood, Country Lead, Sanofi Australia and New Zealand:

“For Sanofi, collaboration is absolutely critical when combatting disease. The Translational Science Hub shows we are proud to invest in Australia and work as partners to harness cutting-edge science to forge a new era in medical innovation. By linking our global expertise with the knowledge bank here in Australia, we will help nurture a science ecosystem that is expected to create research and industry jobs in Queensland.”

Further information: Translational Science Hub - Sanofi in Australia & New Zealand

Source: Sanofi

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