Subject to regulatory approval of the vaccine in relevant countries outside of the US, supply is expected to commence in early 2021
Moderna and Recipharm have reached an agreement to support formulation and fill-finish a part of the former’s COVID-19 vaccine supply outside of the U.S. The activity will be performed in Recipharm’s drug product manufacturing facility located in France.
“We are making important progress in the development of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and we are pleased to be entering into this collaboration with Recipharm,” said Nicolas Chornet, Senior VP, International Manufacturing of Moderna. “We look forward to their support in the delivery of our vaccine to market.”
“This is a material and strategically important agreement for us, and we are delighted to be working with Moderna on such a vital project to support the long-term fight against COVID-19,” said Thomas Eldered, CEO of Recipharm. “Our preparations are already well underway with the hiring of new staff and investment in the facility to enable us to meet the challenging timelines.”