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US News Sanofi invests 400 million in a new vaccine plant (in Singapore)

14:55  12 april  2021
14:55  12 april  2021 Source:   latribune.fr

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  Sanofi investit 400 millions dans une nouvelle usine à vaccins (à Singapour ) © Supplied by the Tribune

The French Pharmaceutical Giant will invest 400 million euros to build in the coming years a vaccine plant in Singapore, intended to feed the Asian market , he announced Monday.

"Sanofi will invest 400 million euros over five years in the creation of a single vaccine production site in Singapore," said the group in a statement without further details on the type of vaccines. will be produced.

The factory, whose construction must begin from this summer, will be operational in 2026 and will have the specificity of producing three or four vaccines at a time, while the current Sanofi sites each focus on a single product.

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"The factory will also have the flexibility necessary to exploit multiple technological platforms for the production of vaccines using different cell categories," said Sanofi.

third vaccine factory project in one year

"This modularity and flexibility will allow + prioritize + the production of a specific vaccine in faster deadlines, depending on public health issues," he detailed .

This is the third vaccine project announced by the Group for a year after an investment in France, last year, then a site in Canada here are two weeks.

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These investments intervene at the time the group was exceeded by several competitors, such as Pfizer and Astrazeneca, in the race for anti-Covid vaccines. He has two current projects, which will not succeed in a launch before the end of the year at the earliest.

Sanofi is also the subject of criticism of its unions for pursuing research job cuts, but the Group regularly stressed that they did not concern vaccines.

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