Novavax, J&J Ink Covid-19 Vaccine Deals With U.K. for Tens of Millions of Doses
By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jared S. Hopkins
U.K. will fund a late-stage trial of Novavax’s vaccine candidate, whle J&J agreed to provide 30 million doses
Novavax Inc. NVAX +11.39% and Johnson & Johnson JNJ +0.58% said Friday they have agreed to provide tens of millions of doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccines to the U.K. for undisclosed sums, as countries move to secure supplies of the shots.
Under the terms, the U.K. will fund a late-stage trial of Novavax’s vaccine candidate starting this quarter evaluating the shot in the country’s residents, and a contract manufacturer will make a key part of the vaccine at a plant in Stockton-on-Tees in northeast England, the company said Friday.
The contract manufacturer, a partnership between Fujifilm Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp., named Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, will also make extra supplies that Novavax could provide in other markets, the vaccine maker said.
“It is encouraging that Novavax’s recent clinical data shows their vaccine triggers an immune response greater than that in patients who have recovered from the disease,” said Kate Bingham, chair of the U.K. government’s vaccines task force.
In a small number of healthy volunteers in early-stage testing, the Novavax vaccine generated promising immune responses and was generally well-tolerated.
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