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US will start making Bavarian Nordic's monkeypox shot

The Biden administration is aiming to ramp up supply of scarce monkeypox vaccines by clearing the way for a deal between manufacturer Bavarian Nordic and a Michigan-based company to finish packaging millions of doses in the US.

Photo: Bavarian Nordic / PR

Michigan-based Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. reached a deal that would have it ready to fill Bavarian Nordic’s Jynneos vaccine into finished vials within three months, the Danish company and Biden administration officials said in a statement. The technology transfer is already underway, they said. Normally, it would take as long as eight months to get the finishing process up and running, US health officials said.

American depositary receipts of Bavarian Nordic jumped as much as 12% to USD 18.23 after Bloomberg reported that negotiations were nearly complete. Bavarian Nordic and Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Grand River didn’t respond to requests for further comment.

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