Catal­ent pledges to in­crease pro­duc­tion of Mod­er­na vac­cine at its In­di­ana fill-fin­ish plant

One of the big con­tract part­ners in the Covid-19 ef­fort, Catal­ent has signed deals with most of the ma­jor vac­cine play­ers to help ramp up sup­ply. Now, the New Jer­sey firm will ex­pand its deal with Mod­er­na in hopes of churn­ing out dou­ble the amount of fin­ished vials in time for sum­mer.

The CD­MO will in­crease its pro­duc­tion ca­pac­i­ty of the vac­cine in its Bloom­ing­ton, IN bi­o­log­ics fa­cil­i­ty through its new high-speed vial fill­ing line, Catal­ent an­nounced Tues­day. Sources close to the mat­ter told The Wall Street Jour­nal that agree­ment will in­crease the vac­cine out­put in April to 400 vials a minute.

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