Covid vaccine makers target bottlenecks to speed up production

A new initiative aims to overcome bottlenecks that have hampered the production and global rollout of Covid-19 shots, linking manufacturers with suppliers of vital materials.
Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP / AFP
Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP / AFP
BY JAMES PATON, BLOOMBERG

A new platform, led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, will serve as a marketplace that matches up buyers and sellers of filters, lipids, vials, bioreactor bags and other key supplies used to make vaccines. The goal is to accelerate production of tens of millions of doses that can flow to Covax, the global distribution program that has fallen short of its initial targets.

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