18 May 2020
Race to manufacture millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine boosted with a multi-million-pound government investment.
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."