Moderna, Recipharm Enter COVID-19 Vax Mfg. Agreement

By Contract Pharma Staff | 01.04.21

Recipharm to provide aseptic drug product manufacturing and fill-finish of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine outside of the U.S.

Moderna, Inc. and Recipharm, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), have entered an agreement to support formulation and fill-finish a part of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine supply outside of the U.S. Recipharm will provide these services from its drug product manufacturing facility in France.
Subject to regulatory approval of the vaccine in relevant countries outside of the U.S., it’s anticipated that supply will begin in early 2021.
“We are making important progress in the development of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and we are pleased to be entering into this collaboration with Recipharm,” said Nicolas Chornet, Senior Vice President, International Manufacturing of Moderna. “We look forward to their support in the delivery of our vaccine to market.”
“This is a material and strategically important agreement for us, and we are delighted to be working with Moderna on such a vital project to support the long-term fight against COVID-19,” said Thomas Eldered, CEO of Recipharm. “Our preparations are already well underway with the hiring of new staff and investment in the facility to enable us to meet the challenging timelines.”