Europe approves Merck’s plant to make J&J COVID-19 vaccine By Reuters
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(Reuters) – The European Medicines Company (EMA) stated on Thursday it had permitted U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co Inc’s manufacturing web site in West Level, Pennsylvania to make Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:)’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Earlier this 12 months, Merck agreed to make its rival’s shot, after scrapping two of its personal experimental COVID-19 vaccines.
The U.S. authorities at the moment invoked the Protection Manufacturing Act to assist equip two Merck vegetation to make the J&J vaccine.
The EMA stated Merck’s web site, to develop into operational instantly, was anticipated to assist the continued provide of J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine within the European Union.
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