Tesla and Curevac: Is Elon Musk the Savior in the Corona of a pandemic?

has to do WasElonMuskmit the tübingen-based vaccine SpezialistenCurevaczu? Via Twitter, the American Multi-entrepreneur has solved the mystery today, as he wrot

Tesla and Curevac: Is Elon Musk the Savior in the Corona of a pandemic?

has to do WasElonMuskmit the tübingen-based vaccine SpezialistenCurevaczu? Via Twitter, the American Multi-entrepreneur has solved the mystery today, as he wrote seemingly incoherent about the vast Potential of RNA, a substance for genetic information.By RNA and DNAstelle the cure of many diseases as a Software task, soMusk. In the next Tweet, he was more specific: Tesla to build "Mini-RNA factories" fürCurevacund maybe also for others.WirdElonMusknun indirectly, to the bringer of salvation in the Corona of a pandemic?

Susanne Preuß

business correspondent in Stuttgart, Germany.

F. A. Z. Twitter

which seems quite curious, has confirmed a spokeswoman for vonCurevacam Thursday-
afternoon to the F. A. Z.: there is a cooperation with Tesla. They wanted to tell about the partnership, no Details, said this precherin. They pointed to the already longer announced development of so-called "RNA-printers"beiCurevac. The machines, which can be used as a mobile production facility for vaccines where they are urgently needed.

almost a year before Corona to the global threat was, had curevac get at the beginning of 2019für the development of such platforms, the funding of 34 million euros funding for the PionierarbeitvonCepi,the coalition for innovation for the Precaution against epidemics. Back then, you had the use against to carry Lassa fever, rabies and the yellow fieberim visor.In contrast to conventional vaccines, dieCurevac developments are based on a as a messenger acting mRNA molecule that tells the cells to produce the appropriate proteins or antigens.

First clinical Tests are started

The vonMuskals "Mini-RNA factory" designated equipment, the production of these molecules time-saving and inexpensive, it beiCurevac. Since when and to what extent, such machines can, in principle, be used for the manufacture of various vaccines used to be produced, has not been clarified.Muskerklärte on Twitter, the production takes place at Tesla Grohmann. The machine manufacturer, based in the pfälzischenPrümwurde four years ago vonTesla bought. The existing contracts from other car manufacturers to get rid of, paid Tesla at the time, penalties in the tens of millions.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 16:19

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