RNA interference in animals is mediated by small double-stranded RNA molecules, siRNA. siRNAs can be used as tools to study single gene function both in vivo and in vitro and are an attractive new class of therapeutics. The siRNA delivery systems are categorized as viral delivery systems and non-viral delivery systems such as peptide, polymers and lipids. Numerous studies provide evidence that siRNA has an antiviral effect against various viruses, including SARS-CoVhttps://sars-cov-2.creative-biolabs.com/sirna-for-the-treatment-of-sars-cov2.htm
BioNTech, which co-developed a revolutionary mRNA covid-19 vaccine in partnership with Pfizer, hopes to revolutionise another area of pharmaceuticals: vaccine manufacturing. It is developing vaccine factories to sit inside a series of standard metal shipping containers, which it plans to send to parts of the world that lack their own vaccine-manufacturing capabilities-notably Africa.
Each facility, BioNTech says, will be able to produce up to 60m doses of covid vaccines and other vaccines each year, and will cost "significantly less" than conventional factories. If so, this could be the future of drugmaking.