Stéphane Bancel, Moderna CEO (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Mod­er­na so­lid­i­fies deal with Kenya to build mR­NA man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ty

The mR­NA play­er Mod­er­na is fur­ther ce­ment­ing its pres­ence on the African con­ti­nent.

Mod­er­na an­nounced on Thurs­day that it has fi­nal­ized an agree­ment with Kenya’s gov­ern­ment to part­ner up and bring an mR­NA man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ty to the east African na­tion. The new fa­cil­i­ty aims to man­u­fac­ture up to 500 mil­lion dos­es of vac­cines an­nu­al­ly. Mod­er­na al­so said the new fa­cil­i­ty will have the abil­i­ty to spike its pro­duc­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties to re­spond to pub­lic health emer­gen­cies on the con­ti­nent or glob­al­ly.

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