Sanofi goes to produce as many as 12 million coronavirus vaccine doses per thirty days for rival Johnson & Johnson, the second time the French drug maker is popping over manufacturing amenities to pace up provides of a rival company’s vaccine, whereas its personal candidate faces delays.
Sanofi’s announcement on Monday was shortly trumpeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, who relayed the event on his Twitter account. “We should collectively speed up the manufacturing of vaccines with industrial partnerships,” Mr. Macron tweeted.
Sanofi stated its vaccine manufacturing plant in Marcy l’Etoile, France, will formulate and fill vials of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate, developed by its Janssen firms. Sanofi stated its French plant is predicted to produce about 12 million doses per thirty days of the single-dose vaccine.
Sanofi’s CEO, Paul Hudson, stated the company stays dedicated to its personal two COVID-19 vaccine applications however can also be “stepping ahead to present solidarity.”
Sanofi has already beforehand introduced that it’s going to assist bottle and bundle 125 million vaccine doses for the rival partnership of Pfizer-BioNTech.