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Oxford Nanopore partners with Lonza to accelerate analysis of mRNA products

Oxford Nanopore partners with Lonza to accelerate analysis of mRNA products

Oxford Nanopore Technologies is set to collaborate with pharmaceutical partner firm Lonza on a novel test to help speed up the analysis of mRNA products. mRNA is an emerging class of biotherapeutics which could be used to prevent and treat various infectious diseases, cancers, autoimmune and genetic disorders. These products, like the Covid-19 vaccines, can be designed, manufactured and brought to market relatively quickly – but currently require a lot of time and resources for analytical testing. The collaboration will therefore focus on adapting Oxford Nanopore’s technology, which directly sequences the native RNA molecule, to apply it to mRNA production analysis and quality control. Visit Hampshire Biz News for bright, upbeat and positive business news from the county This will allow several quality attributes to be measured at the same time, on the same site, using a single technology platform, granting manufacturers a significant competitive advantage. The aim is to bring the test in line with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), an industry standard. Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore, said: “mRNA technologies have already delivered a …