Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman named to the 2022 National Inventors Hall of Fame

The National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is excited to announce the 2022 Class of Inductees. The new class will be honored and officially welcomed to the National Inventors Hall of Fame at The Greatest Celebration of American Innovation® on May 5, 2022.

“The messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic incorporate critical foundational technology that arose from fundamental research and discoveries from biochemist Katalin Karikó and immunologist Drew Weissman at the University of Pennsylvania. Since December 2020, nearly 1 billion mRNA vaccine doses have been administered worldwide to combat the disease caused by SARS-CoV 2, a novel coronavirus discovered in 2019.”

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