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Billionaire Moderna founder and world's most cited engineer sees "pretty unlimited" potential in mRNA

Robert Langer, co-founder of Moderna, has been interested in technologies like mRNA since the seventies. The potential is enormous, he says.

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He is the world's most cited engineer, has been directly involved in more than 1,350 patents, is either directly or indirectly involved in over 400 companies, and over 100 million people on the planet have taken medicine administered using one of his designs.

The last figure increases every minute, as Robert Langer has become a billionaire from co-founding biotech firm Moderna, which recently launched its first product – covid-19 vaccine Spikevax.

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