Structural biology (SB) provides a critical drug discovery and development tool for accurately identifying and understanding the structure of a target. Alessandro Piai, PhD, Principal Research Scientist at IRBM, describes the company’s expertise in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and how it can be leveraged to accelerate the identification of molecules for progression to the clinic.
IRBM’s researchers and laboratory technicians are enthusiastic about the results published in The Lancet. They have been working restlessly for months to develop the vaccine. Oxford developed the viral inoculum, while IRBM took advantage of its expertise in the field of adenovirus. Piero Di Lorenzo, President and CEO of IRBM, is cautious but optimistic. «We are proud to be part of this team together with AstraZeneca and the Italian Government», he admits.
Article by Margherita De Bac published on Corriere della Sera – 21/07/2020