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French Sanofi will help Moderna produce vaccines against COVID-19

PARIS, Apr 26 (Reuters) – Sanofi said on Monday it will help refill and package millions of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccines starting in September, in a collaboration that will allow the US drugmaker to meet demand for injections.

Sanofi said it would help supply up to 200 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine at its Ridgefield plant in New Jersey. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The pledge marks the third such deal for Sanofi in the year. In January, the company said it would help produce more than 125 million doses of Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines starting this summer.

A month later, it announced that it would produce and package Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine vials at a rate of approximately 12 million doses per month.

Sanofi said it is still working on the development of two COVID-19 vaccines, one in partnership with British firm GlaxoSmithkline – with which it restarted clinical trials after disappointing results last year – and another with American company Translate Bio. .

(Reporting by Matthias Blamont. Edited in Spanish by Marion Giraldo)

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