EU concludes talks with Moderna to supply Covid-19 vaccine
Member states will be able to buy up to 160m doses under potential agreement
The EU has concluded talks with five drug developers to supply vaccines for Covid-19. Photograph: iStock
The potential agreement provides for an option for member states to buy an additional 80 million doses of mRNA-1273 for a total of up to 160 million doses, the company said, without disclosing the financial terms of the pact.
The drug developer is the fifth company with which the EU has concluded talks, after Sanofi-GSK , Johnson & Johnson, CureVac and the signing of an advance purchase agreement with AstraZeneca.
Moderna, which is one of the handful of companies with vaccine candidates in late-stage testing, also said it was on track to complete enrollment of about 30,000 participants in the study in September.
Earlier this month, the company signed a pact with the US to supply 100 million doses of the potential Covid-19 vaccine for around $1.5 billion (€1.3 billion).
Moderna on Monday reiterated it was scaling up global manufacturing to be able to deliver about 500 million doses per year and possibly up to 1 billion doses per year, beginning in 2021. - Reuters