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Indian origin scientist named as the primary contributor to invention of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

10/11/2021 03:34 PM | Click to read full article

A scientist of Indian origin has been identified by Moderna as the primary contributor to its Covid-19 vaccine.

A filing by the company for its patent application for the coronavirus vaccine using the revolutionary RNA technique listed Pune-educated bioinformatics scientist Mihir Metkar as the "first-named inventor", a designation that usually recognizes the primary contributor to the invention.