Poland strikes deal to produce Novavax COVID vaccine

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Polish biotech firm Mabion has signed a preliminary agreement to manufacture Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine with financial support from a state-run fund, reported the Polish News Agency (PAP).

Konstantynów Łódzki, central Poland-based Mabion said it had signed a deal with the US company for the transfer of technology and technological trials in the manufacture of an antigen for Novavax's vaccine, which is yet to be approved by the EU's medical agency.

State-run PFR will provide Mabion with PLN 40 million (USD 11 million) in loans and equity so the company can double its production capacity.

On January 27, Novavax reported that the vaccine had tested 89.3% effective in preventing COVID-19 and was almost as effective in protecting against the more infectious U.K. variant. Novavax is currently carrying out phase III clinical trials of its preparation.

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