VIDEO: How Translate Bio Harnesses the Power of mRNA to Develop Potentially Transformative Medicines

January 14, 2021

As we’ve seen in the news lately, messenger RNA (mRNA) is playing a pivotal role in the development of vaccines needed to stop the spread of COVID-19– but what else can it do, and what’s next? At Translate Bio, we believe we are just scratching the surface of what this incredible biomacromolecule has the potential to do in terms of treating or preventing many diseases. mRNA is at the core of our mission here at TBio. This novel technology represents a new way to potentially treat or prevent disease, leading many to ask, how will these mRNA medicines work?

“Relying on more than a decade of mRNA expertise, our unique platform of mRNA design and delivery is at the core of our mission – developing transformative mRNA medicines to treat or prevent diseases.”

The goal of mRNA therapy is to provide the instructions needed for cells to produce functional proteins through the cells’ own machinery. This is important since protein defects are the underlying cause of genetic diseases. At Translate Bio, we see mRNA therapy as a way to harness the body’s innate ability to produce functional proteins by providing it with the right set of instructions.

This spotlight takes a closer look at our new animation that shows how mRNA therapies and vaccines work, and why they may be ideal for treating genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or preventing infectious diseases such as COVID-19.