Moderna said that it has no intention to share its COVID-19 vaccine recipe.
“We didn’t have to do that,” Moderna Chairman Noubar Afeyan said. ”We think that was the right, responsible thing to do.”
“We want that to be helping the world,” he added.
Afeyan also reaffirmed Moderna’s commitment made a year ago not to sue anyone else developing a coronavirus vaccine during the pandemic.
Earlier, the United National urged Moderna to divulge its vaccine recipe. According to Afeyan, the company considered whether it would be beneficial to share the messenger RNA technology and found that it could increase manufacturing and give billions of more doses by 2022.
Afeyan insisted that it will be best if they formulate the vaccines.
“Within the next six to nine months, the most reliable way to make high-quality vaccines and in an efficient way is going to be if we make them,” Afeyan said.
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