Moderna picks SAP to help distribute Covid-19 vaccine candidate
German software group also announces plan to spin-off customer survey unit Qualtrics
Business software group SAP has been selected by Moderna to help distribute the potential Covid-19 vaccine that the US pharmaceuticals company is developing. Photograph: Reuters
“Moderna just selected SAP to help with distribution of the potential vaccine it is developing,” Mr Klein told analysts on a conference call, discussing the development of SAP’s logistics and supply-chain business.
Moderna said earlier it has started a US government-backed late-stage trial for its vaccine candidate, the first to be implemented under the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed anti-coronavirus programme.
The German company also announced plans to spin off and float Qualtrics, a US specialist in measuring online customer sentiment that it acquired less than two years ago for $8 billion.
The move to list Qualtrics in the US would partly unwind former CEO executive Bill McDermott’s last big takeover, and rebalance SAP back towards its German roots. – Reuters