Moderna and COVID-19 Vaccines

Updated: Sep 2

What Howard Rudzki Says:

Encouraging! If this works, it could add 500 million to 1 million doses per year.

Moderna Inc, an American biotech company focused on drug discovery, said that the U.S. government’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has committed an additional $472 million in funding to support scaling up of manufacturing and clinical development of its novel coronavirus vaccine.

That additional commitment would support late-stage clinical development including the expanded Phase 3 study of the Company’s mRNA vaccine candidate (mRNA-1273) against COVID-19.

The total value of the award is now approximately $955 million from the BARDA, including $483 million which the U.S.-based drugmaker received in April.

Moderna said it remains on track to be able to deliver approximately 500 million doses per year and possibly up to 1 billion doses per year, beginning in 2021 from the company’s internal U.S. manufacturing site and strategic collaboration with Lonza.


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