Covid-19 roundup: Emergent's error costs J&J a vaccine batch; Pfizer head says EU restrictions slow vaccine distribution process
J&J has run into a snag in production of its Covid-19 vaccine after its quality patrol spotted problems with one batch of drug substance.
The issue — which the New York Times reported was due to a mix-up between the vectors used in J&J and AstraZeneca’s vaccines — sent J&J into trouble-shooting mode. The company said it’s sending additional experts in manufacturing, technical operations and quality to supervise onsite at Emergent’s Bayview facility, which was once touted for its capacity to rapidly scale manufacturing.
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