Washington. America’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology company Moderna has filed a lawsuit against its rival Kovid Vaccine Company, Pfizer and BioNTech. Moderna has accused Pfizer and BioNtech of infringing patents in developing their COVID-19 shot. The company gave this information by issuing a statement on Friday. According to the report of the news agency AFP, this case was filed in the US District Court in Massachusetts and the Regional Court in Düsseldorf, Germany.
“Moderna believes that Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine community have infringed patents Moderna filed between 2010 and 2016 covering Moderna’s basic mRNA technology,” the company said in a statement. Moderna said, “This unprecedented technology was critical to the development of Moderna’s own mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, SpikeVax. Pfizer and BioNtech have copied this technology without Moderna’s permission to create Comirneti.”
The mRNA technology used in Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots differs from conventional vaccines in that it helps the immune system recognize it. It also helps in injecting weakened or dead forms of the virus to make antibodies.
Instead, mRNA vaccines instruct cells to make a harmless piece of the spike protein found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19. After making this spike protein, cells can recognize and fight the real virus.
It has been revealed in a study that vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna can protect you from corona virus for years. The study says that the Kovid-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna can protect you from corona until the corona virus causes terrible mutations. This is a similar situation as the MMR vaccine for Measles, Mumps and Rubella protects you from these diseases for years. But every year a new vaccine is awaited for influenza. Because his virus changes itself and makes it infectious.
The mRNA vaccine has performed better than the expectations of experts around the world. The vaccines of these two companies have shown good potential against SARS-CoV-2. Even the effect of these vaccines is good on new variants of Corona. To find out how effective both vaccines are, researchers researched a team of 41 people. These people took both doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. Of these, eight had already been infected with Kovid-19.
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