Science Industry Partnership

18 May 2020

Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre to open 12 months ahead of schedule

Race to manufacture millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine boosted with a multi-million-pound government investment.

  • Up to £93 million government investment to open the UK’s first dedicated Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre 12 months early
  • A further £38 million will establish a rapid deployment facility this summer
  • The new Centre is a key component of the government’s coronavirus programme in boosting the UK’s capacity to develop and mass produce vaccines

Business Secretary Alok Sharma said:

"As the biggest contributor to the international coalition to find a vaccine, the UK is leading the global response. Once a breakthrough is made, we need to be ready to manufacture a vaccine by the millions.

The new Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre and temporary facility will build ‘fill and finish’ capacity, bringing the UK vaccine programme together from discovery to distribution."

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