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Oxford adds to surge of pandemic deals, enlisting more manufacturers for COVID-19 vaccine

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April 17, 2020 1:07 PM UTC

With the Phase I trial of its COVID-19 vaccine enrolling patients, the University of Oxford has added two more manufacturing partners -- Merck KGaA and Halix B.V. -- to its consortia.

The move follows that of several large pharmas and biotechs that have secured manufacturing capacity before, or in parallel with, clinical testing of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics in hopes of creating a quick and seamless path to market (see “Dealmaking in a Pandemic”). ...

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