Blogs for April 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Targets: The Present and Future of COVID-19

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 17:48
Schematic of SARS-CoV-2 virus particle showing structural and non-structural proteins

Jamshed Arslan, Pharm D, PhD

Current approved and candidate vaccines

SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein is the main target of COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are RNA-based vaccines while...

Approved COVID-19 Vaccines: Delivery of Nucleic Acid Cargo and Immune Response

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 10:37
Banner image showing COVID-19 viruses with spike proteins.


By Jamshed Arslan, Pharm D, PhD

Vaccination generates protective adaptive immune memory without the need for an actual viral infection. COVID-19 vaccines help recognize and fight off SARS-CoV-2 infection. In December 2020, US-FDA approved mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and...


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