Monday, March 21, 2022

Moderna picks a Kenyan site for mRNA manufacturing

Also in this week's C&EN, this manufacturing news (article by by Michael McCoy):
Moderna picks Kenya for African mRNA facility

Moderna says it will build a messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics plant in Kenya at a cost of up to $500 million. The facility will make mRNA active ingredients and could be expanded to produce finished therapies such as Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. The firm’s announcement advances a promise it made in October 2021 to build an mRNA facility somewhere in Africa. Last month, BioNTech, which with Pfizer produces another mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, said it would establish modular production systems in Africa.

Watching the growth of manufacturing of all different kinds in Africa is really cool; here's hoping for more.  

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