The University of Queensland has announced that Professor Chengzhong Yu, Senior Group Leader, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) has been awarded a $402,115 grant to develop an improved nanoparticle delivery system that enhances the performance of messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) therapies. The new nanoparticle will be based on its already patented Nuvec® nanoparticle that the company has licensed exclusively from the University of Queensland.

N4 Pharma will work with Professor Yu to tackle the current challenges in manufacturing mRNA therapeutics, by building new knowledge in custom-design of functional nanomaterials for mRNA delivery. mRNA is a highly lucrative field of therapeutic science and is emerging as a major drug platform.

Read the full announcement here.