At the factory of a pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Ikeda Town, Gifu Prefecture, which is supposed to produce a vaccine for the new corona virus that is being developed by major pharmaceutical companies such as Shionogi, it will be possible to manufacture 10 million people annually at the end of this month. Equipment is scheduled to be completed, and preparations are underway for the production of domestic vaccines.
At the factory of "UNIGEN", a pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Ikeda Town, Gifu Prefecture, Shionogi will produce a vaccine for the new coronavirus, which is being developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.
At the factory, equipment such as two 21,000-liter tanks for culturing cells required for vaccines is scheduled to be completed at the end of this month, and test runs are currently underway.
When the facility is completed, vaccines for 10 million people can be manufactured annually, and construction of a new factory will start next month, so we plan to expand the scale to more than 30 million people annually. ..
And depends on the Shionogi, but the vaccine has clinical trials underway since last December, the prospect that the production and supply of this plant begins is that not standing so far.
Makoto Fukuoka, a manager of UNIGEN Strategic Affairs, said, "I want to make preparations so that safe and secure vaccines can be delivered to as many people as possible."