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‘mRNA Vaccines and Therapeutics: From Promise to Reality ‘
Webinar as part of CRS GDGE Focus Group by Dr. Orn Almarsson (Moderna Tx)

Mar 2, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Orn Almarsson
Head of Delivery Sciences @Moderna Therapeutics
Dr. Örn Almarsson is Head of Delivery Sciences at Moderna, a company in Cambridge MA pioneering messenger RNA therapeutics. In his 25-year career in pharma/biotech, Örn has worked on many topics materials science of drug delivery, including preformulation, discovery and characterization of crystalline materials, including pharmaceutical cocrystals, prodrugs, nanotechnologies, including nucleic acid delivery materials, as well as contributing to biopharmaceutical evaluation and stabilization of formulations. He received his B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Iceland and Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry from UC Santa Barbara working with the late prof. Thomas C. Bruice. Örn started his industry career at Merck Research Laboratories in Pharmaceutical R&D following post-doctoral work at MIT with prof. Alexander Klibanov.