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UK News Bayer examines the production of corona vaccines

11:15  17 january  2021
11:15  17 january  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Vaccines typically require years of research and testing before reaching the clinic, but in 2020, scientists embarked on a At least 90 preclinical vaccines are under active investigation in animals. New additions and recent updates. The company is aiming for production of a billion doses in 2021.

The pharmaceutical company Bayer is considering starting the production of corona vaccines. "We are discussing with Curevac and also with politicians and the authorities what can be done," says Bayer boss Werner Baumann of "Welt am Sonntag".

Bayer-Chef Werner Baumann in Leverkusen. © Oliver Berg / dpa Bayer boss Werner Baumann in Leverkusen.

“With our production network in Germany and the USA and the corresponding lead time, we would be basically able to produce vaccine in larger quantities. We are currently testing this under high pressure. " It is not primarily about financial considerations, but about making the vaccine available as soon as possible.

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At the beginning of the month, Bayer and the Tübingen biotech company Curevac signed a cooperation and service agreement. Curevac has been working on the development of the corona vaccine CVnCoV for a long time, for which the approval-relevant clinical phase III study began in mid-December. Curevac expects the first results towards the end of March. In the event of approval, the EU Commission has secured 405 million doses for the EU states.

Bayer should now participate in the necessary study during approval work and also keep an eye on the supply chains. The contract does not include the fact that the group will also take over production. In addition, Curevac remains the holder of a marketing authorization. Bayer would, however, have the option of becoming a holder of the approval in certain markets outside of Europe.

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