- CureVac recognized as a Top 100 innovator in acknowledgment of the company's innovative strength and extensive intellectual property portfolio
- The company holds one of broadest intellectual property portfolios in mRNA technology
TÜBINGEN, GERMANY and BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / January 31, 2023 / CureVac N.V. (Nasdaq:CVAC), a global biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of transformative medicines based on messenger ribonucleic acid ("mRNA"), today announced its inclusion in the second annual "Innovation Momentum: The Global Top 100" report by LexisNexis®. The Top 100 recognizes companies advancing innovative solutions to address today's challenges and laying the intellectual property foundations for further breakthroughs. The LexisNexis® report identifies companies shaping the future of science and technology by analyzing shifts in patent portfolio strength over the last two years.
"Our extensive intellectual property portfolio in mRNA technology is built on more than 20 years of scientific excellence and remains one of the field's broadest portfolios in existence today," said Franz-Werner Haas, Chief Executive Officer of CureVac. "Over the last two years and supported by CureVac's foundational innovations, mRNA technology has proven to be critical in addressing public health needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. From the beginning, we have translated our strong track record of innovation into valuable intellectual property. We continue to invest in innovations in this rapidly developing field to further grow the value of our extensive portfolio. As the pioneer in mRNA technology, we are very proud to receive this recognition."
The Innovation Momentum methodology identifies companies with patents that outperform their peers based on the potential to lead to further inventions and the scope of market protection, rewarding companies with small but high-quality portfolios or those with more extensive holdings that are well-maintained over time. Innovation Momentum builds on the Patent Asset Index, a unique patent evaluation methodology featured in the analytics platform LexisNexis® PatentSight®.
Over the last 22 years, CureVac has developed proprietary foundational technology related to mRNA design, delivery and manufacturing that materially contributed to the development of safe and efficacious COVID-19 vaccines. As the first company developing mRNA therapeutics, CureVac's intellectual property portfolio is one of the broadest and most diversified IP portfolios in this field. Today, the company holds approximately 1,000 issued patents covering mRNA technology, manufacturing and mRNA-based vaccines and therapies. Patented CureVac technologies are the basis for multiple advances without which the breakthrough of mRNA-based therapy would not have been possible.
The "Innovation Momentum 2023: The Global Top 100" intellectual property report is available for download.
CureVac (Nasdaq:CVAC) is a global biopharmaceutical company in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, with more than 20 years of expertise in developing, optimizing, and manufacturing this versatile biological molecule for medical purposes. The principle of CureVac's proprietary technology is the use of optimized mRNA as a data carrier to instruct the human body to produce its own proteins capable of fighting a broad range of diseases. In July 2020, CureVac entered in a collaboration with GSK to jointly develop new products in prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases based on CureVac's second-generation mRNA technology. This collaboration was later extended to the development of second-generation COVID-19 vaccine candidates, and modified mRNA vaccine technologies. Based on its proprietary technology, CureVac has built a deep clinical pipeline across the areas of prophylactic vaccines, cancer therapies, antibody therapies, and the treatment of rare diseases. CureVac N.V. has its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany, and has more than 1,000 employees across its sites in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and the U.S. Further information can be found at www.curevac.com.
CureVac Investor Relations Contact
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CureVac, Tübingen, Germany
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CureVac Media Contact
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CureVac, Tübingen, Germany
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