Polymers for vaccines and therapeutics
HPRG Webinar: Wednesday 28th April at 2pm (UK time)
Professor Cameron Alexander
Professor of Polymer Therapeutics
Faculty of Science
University of Nottingham, UK
TITLE: "How Polymers are Central to the Covid Pandemic Response - and What They Offer In Future"
Abstract: Much of the media focus on polymers recently has been a negative association with pollution, with the exception of a few 'good news' stories about 'plastics' in protective equipment against Covid-19 transmission. However, polymers are essential components of RNA vaccine formulations, and may offer greater formulation space, as well as efficacy, in future vaccines. Further these materials can be deployed against not only Covid-19 and its expected variants, but many new emerging pathogens. This talk will briefly describe the current RNA Covid-19 vaccine formulations and some recent developments in polymers for new RNA (and other nucleic acid) formulations.