CureVac announced the closing of its latest private financing round, raising a total of USD 640 million (560 million Euros). The financing round included previously announced equity investments by the German government via the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) with USD 343 million and GSK with USD 171 million as well as additional new equity investments from Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and a group of existing and new investors with approximately USD 126 million.
CureVac’s mRNA technology platform has shown potential in the development and production of mRNA based vaccines and therapeutics. CureVac’s RNAoptimizer platform aims to optimize the properties of mRNA medicines based on its three core pillars: protein design, mRNA optimization and mRNA delivery. The technology can be tailored to induce varying degrees of immune responses against specific protein antigens of choice, potentially providing potent prophylactic vaccines for the prevention of infectious diseases, such as Rabies, as well as immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The technology can also be adapted to avoid immune activation for purposes of protein therapy and antibodies, thereby providing potential new therapeutic modalities for patients suffering from a vast range of diseases.