Operation Warp Speed’s latest move: $31M to Cytiva to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine components

” As part of Operation Warp Speed, we are broadening U.S.-based production of the products that are necessary in the advancement and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar stated in a press release. “By expanding capacity now, not just do we help deliver these items as quickly as possible, however we likewise return manufacturing to America, improving the economy and preparing us for future crises.”.

The contract needs Cytiva to increase its production capacity for vaccine elements at its Massachusetts facilities and begin manufacturing them at its Utah facilities. HHS has actually informed the business this must be completed in less than a year, as it currently only produces these products in Massachusetts.

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020

HHS stated it will provide $31 million to Massachusetts pharmaceutical manufacturer Cytiva to scale up its production of materials needed to produce COVID-19 vaccines, the department announced Oct. 13.

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The financing will enable Cytiva to broaden its capacity to make products such as dry and liquid powder cell culture media, cell culture buffers, bioreactors and mixer bags.