Chief researcher from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield said that one of the great scientific achievements of our generation, RNA technology has shown the ability to make a vaccine in months instead of years.
Researchers in the UK are adopting new methods to rapidly develop and mass-produce mRNA vaccines and drugs against COVID-19 and many other diseases. This research project will enhance the ability of Britain and the world to rapidly develop new variants of Kovid-19 and new vaccines to combat future epidemics.
The University of Sheffield said in a statement on Sunday that the new production technology will allow drugmakers to more quickly access the modern processes needed to develop new vaccines and treat major diseases such as cancer, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases among others.
Chief researcher Jolton Kiss, from the University’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, said, “The vaccines made for Kovid-19 showed us what can be done using RNA technology. One of the great scientific achievements of our generation, RNA (ribonucleic acid) technology has shown the potential to make a vaccine in months instead of years.
“It is a versatile and transformative technology that can be used to develop vaccines and treatments for other diseases,” said Kiss. For this we need to ensure that researchers around the world have access to the most advanced RNA manufacturing process.
Omicron variant cases on the rise
On Sunday, more than 10,000 cases of the new variant of the corona virus, Omicron, have been reported in Britain in a single day, which is the highest number of daily cases of this type so far. More than 90,000 new cases of corona virus infection were registered in the UK in the last 24 hours. The British Health Protection Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed 10,059 new cases to Omicron, more than three times the number of 3,201 cases reported on Friday. With this, a total of 24,968 cases of Omicron have been registered in the UK so far.
A total of 90,418 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in Britain during Sunday, while 125 patients died due to this deadly virus. At the same time, seven patients infected with the new form of the virus, Omicron, have died in the country.
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