Partnership enables production of one billion or more COVID-19 vaccine doses per year.
Contract Pharma Staff06.30.20
., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing oral vaccines that are administered by tablet rather than by injection, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Attwill Medical Solutions Sterilflow, LP
(AMS) affirming the parties’ intent to establish AMS as a resource for lyophilization development and large scale manufacturing including tableting and enteric coating for Vaxart’s oral COVID-19 vaccine. AMS will be assigning dedicated resources and equipment for the scale up and commercial production of the vaccine upon entering a formal agreement.
“We believe AMS’ experience coupled with its ability to manufacture a billion or more doses per year would be a beneficial addition to our group of CDMO partners and enable the large scale manufacturing and ultimate supply of our COVID-19 vaccine for the U.S., Europe and other countries in need,” said Andrei Floroiu, CEO of Vaxart Inc. “We believe our oral vaccines, generated on our proven platform, have the potential to offer superior protection against airborne viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 by triggering both mucosal and systemic immunity while being administered by a room temperature-stable tablet, an enormous logistical advantage in large vaccination campaigns.”