Emergent wins an additional $ 23 million vaccine manufacturing contract


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(Reuters) – Emergent BioSolutions Inc announced late Sunday that a major U.S. agency had increased an order related to the manufacture of Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE 🙂 COVID-19 vaccine by $ 23 million.

The amount will be used to purchase biologics specific to J & J’s vaccine and to support the potential expansion of production at the company’s Baltimore Bayview facility, the company said in a statement.

Emergent also said it will agree to a cessation of manufacturing AstraZeneca (NASDAQ 🙂 Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine in bulk.

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