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As part of $1B initiative with HHS, J&J looks to dramatically scale up vaccine manufacturing

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March 30, 2020 10:35 PM UTC
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 at 6:33 PM UTC

Johnson & Johnson is moving to rapidly scale up its manufacturing capacity via a partnership with HHS, with the goal of supplying globally over a billion doses of a vaccine. The initiative is part of a planned $1 billion investment by the company and the agency to co-fund vaccine R&D and clinical testing against COVID-19.

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of HHS, also said it will collaborate with Moderna Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA) to prepare for late-stage testing of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first to reach the clinic, as well as scale up manufacturing to produce “thousands” of doses for use in clinical trials...