Curevac does not pursue Covid vaccine further

The biotech wants to continue researching the method behind it, but withdraws its vaccine candidate.

The Tübingen-based biotech start-up Curevac is withdrawing its vaccine candidate from the race. The company announced on Tuesday that it will withdraw its vaccine CVnCov from the approval process at the European Medicines Agency (Ema). This is the grow-up's response to recent weak test results for its potential vaccine against the coronavirus.

The vaccine doses promised to the EU will thus no longer be delivered and contracts with Bayer, among others, will also become invalid. The chemical company was supposed to be responsible for the distribution of the vaccine.

Despite the setback, the start-up company, which has also received millions in funding from the German government , intends to continue its research with mRNA. However, together with GlaxoSmithKline, a large British pharmaceutical company, the company plans to work with so-called modified mRNA in future, just as Biontech, Pfizer and Moderna have done. The start-up company, which was founded in 2000, had previously specialised in unmodified mRNA.

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