Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech (NSDQ:BNTX) today announced an agreement with Biovac to manufacture the companies’ COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa-based Biovac will perform manufacturing and distribution activities within Pfizer and BioNTech’s global COVID-19 vaccine supply chain and manufacturing network to aid in distribution within the African Union, according to a news release. The technical transfer, on-site development and equipment installation activities for Biovac will begin immediately.
Pfizer and BioNTech’s global vaccine supply chain and manufacturing network now spans three continents, the companies said, with more than 20 million manufacturing facilities.
They expect Biovac’s Cape Town facility to be incorporated into the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain by the end of 2021, with Biovac slated to obtain drug substance from European facilities. The manufacturing of finished doses will c…