China starts building COVID-19 vaccine production facility - Plataforma Media

China starts building COVID-19 vaccine production facility

China started the construction on Monday of a plant for manufacturing an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, with production operations due to begin in eight months, according to local authorities.

The facility in the city of Yuxi, in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, is expected to produce 120 million doses per year in its first phase, with key manufacturing equipment and core ingredients all independently developed by China.

The vaccine was approved by the National Medical Products Administration for clinical drug trials on June 19, 2020, and is about to enter phase-II clinical trials.

Read more in Shanghai Daily

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