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.
Photo: Science History Institute
Photo: Science History Institute
BY BENJAMIN WERNER CHRISTENSEN, TRANSLATED BY CATHERINE BRETT

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.

Already a subscriber?Log in here

Read the whole article

Get access for 14 days for free. No credit card is needed, and you will not be automatically signed up for a paid subscription after the free trial.

With your free trial you get:

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
  • Must be at least 8 characters, including three of: Uppercase, lowercase, numbers, symbols
    Must contain at least 2 characters
    Must contain at least 2 characters

    Get full access for you and your coworkers

    Start a free company trial today

    Share article

    Sign up for our newsletter

    Stay ahead of development by receiving our newsletter on the latest sector knowledge.

    Newsletter terms

    Front page now

    Further reading