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Novavax announces DoD contract to produce 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Novavax announced a $60 million contract with the US Department of Defense to support the production of several components of NVXâCoV2373, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The agreement includes delivery in 2020 of 10 million doses of NVXâCoV2373 that can be used in Phase 2/3 clinical trials or under an Emergency Use Authorization if approved by FDA.
In a June 4, 2020 press statement, Novavax reported that the company will work with US-based contract development manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) to manufacture the antigen component of NVX-CoV2373 for at least 10 million doses of vaccine and will collaborate with US-based CDMOs to scale up production and manufacture of the Matrix-M adjuvant component of the vaccine.
Previously, Novavax announced that it has secured two manufacturing agreements for the large-scale manufacture of components of the vaccine candidate.