Sanofi to Support the Manufacturing of Janssen’s Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

February 22, 2021
BioPharm International Editors

Once the vaccine has been authorized, Sanofi will provide Johnson & Johnson with access to its vaccine manufacturing plant in Marcy l’Etoile, France, to formulate and fill vials of the vaccine, at a rate of 12 million doses per month.

Sanofi announced on Feb. 22, 2021 that it has entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutical NV and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., two of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to support the manufacturing of Janssen’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Once the vaccine has been authorized, Sanofi will provide Johnson & Johnson with access to its vaccine manufacturing plant in Marcy l’Etoile, France, to formulate and fill vials of the vaccine, at a rate of 12 million doses per month, Sanofi said in a company press release.

Sanofi entered into a similar agreement with Pfizer-BioNTech in January 2021 to support the manufacturing and supply of more than 125 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine.

“Today’s agreement is the second of its kind and demonstrates Sanofi’s ongoing commitment to the collective effort to ending this crisis as quickly as possible,” said Paul Hudson, CEO, Sanofi, in the press release. “While our priority remains advancing our two COVID-19 vaccine programs, we recognize there are opportunities to increase supply and expand access to COVID-19 vaccines. As such, without compromising other essential medicines and vaccines, and where we have the right manufacturing capabilities, we are stepping forward to show solidarity in the industry and continue doing our part in the fight against COVID-19.”

Source: Sanofi