Government to invest £93m in UK vaccine manufacturing centre

Posted by on May 16, 2020 7:14 pm
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Facility to open next summer, with earlier deployment possible to make coronavirus vaccine

The British government will invest up to £93m to bring forward construction of a new vaccine manufacturing centre, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said on Saturday.

The funding will ensure the new centre opens in summer 2021, a year ahead of schedule. The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) is a key component of the government’s programme to ensure that once a coronavirus vaccine is available, it can be rolled out quickly in mass quantities, the department said.

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