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UBC-grown biotech companies lead global pandemic efforts

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Millions of Canadians have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, but what many may not realize is that a key component of the injection was developed right here at UBC.

Acuitas Therapeutics, a UBC spin-off company co-founded by Dr. Pieter Cullis, developed the lipid nanoparticle technology that allows the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine to enter human cells….

https://news.ubc.ca/2021/04/26/ubc-grown-biotech-companies-lead-global-pandemic-efforts

 

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