Bavarian unconcerned by Moderna RSV advance: ”It's completely as expected"

Bavarian Nordic is not worried by the news that Moderna has announced a phase III trial of its RSV vaccine, positioning the US-based firm ahead of the Danish one in the race to reach the potentially lucrative RSV market. ”Old news,” says VP of Investor Relations & Communications Rolf Sass Sørensen.

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Another competitor is now breathing down Bavarian Nordic’s neck, as Moderna announced its next step after a successful phase II with its vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) on Tuesday.

Moderna is ready to enter phase III, which puts Bavarian Nordic even further back in the race to reach the potential billion-dollar RSV market. Other suitors, which happen to be ahead of Bavarian, include Johnson & Johnson, Glaxosmithkline and Pfizer. Despite the intensifying competition, the vice president of investor relations and communications at Bavarian Nordic, Rolf Sass Sørensen, isn’t quaking in his boots.

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