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Moderna to pour $500M into Africa to meet future mRNA vaccine manufacturing demand

October 7, 2021

Moderna is eyeing sites in Africa where it plans to build a $500 million mRNA manufacturing facility that will be able to produce hundreds of millions of vaccine doses a year in anticipation of future vaccine demand in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The facility is expected to be able to manufacture up to 500 million doses of injectables at the 50-µg dose level and is expected to include drug substance manufacturing and the flexibility to add fill-finish and packaging capabilities. The site selection process is to start soon, the company said.

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