Expanded Elkton, Virginia manufacturing facility to further increase MSD’s HPV vaccine supply and support broader and equitable access
MSD (NYSE: MRK) (www.MSD.com), a trade name of Merck & Co., Inc, Kenilworth, NJ, USA, has reaffirmed its commitment to enabling broad and equitable access to HPV vaccines from society. To support this, the company has invested significantly in manufacturing and recently expanded its vaccine manufacturing facility located in Elkton, Va., completing the construction of 120,000 square feet on site to further increase capacity and capacity. supply of the company’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. , following regulatory reviews and approvals.
“As we continue to scale up production of our HPV vaccines, we are prioritizing access in high-burden countries, including countries eligible for Gavi and UNICEF support,” said said Dr. Priya Agrawal, global head of HPV vaccines at MSD. “As part of our long-term agreement with UNICEF, we plan to supply 91.5 million doses of our HPV vaccines for use in Gavi-supported countries from 2021 to 2025, and we have donated doses additional beyond this agreement as needed to meet growing demand. ”
“Increasing the supply of our HPV vaccines is a top priority, and over the past few years we have steadily increased our manufacturing capacity in response to growing global demand,” said Jacks Lee, vice-president senior president, MSD Manufacturing. “Despite the pandemic, our teams completed the building infrastructure expansion at our Elkton site ahead of schedule and we are delighted to reach this important milestone.”
In 2019, MSD committed more than $1 billion to expand production capacity at existing manufacturing facilities and build new facilities to meet unprecedented global demand for our HPV vaccines. MSD has expanded and optimized its existing facilities, nearly doubling the supply of our HPV vaccines from 2017 to 2020, and has continued to increase supply in recent years.
MSD expects the supply of its HPV vaccines to double again between 2020 and 2023 as the company continues to expand capacity at existing facilities and as new facilities come online.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of MSD.
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