A GSK lab in London.
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Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline and German biotech agency CureVac struck a 150 million euro ($180 million) deal to develop next-generation vaccines towards Covid-19 that concentrate on a number of variants in a single product.
In a joint assertion on Wednesday, the companions mentioned they have been concentrating on a potential launch in 2022.
GSK, which holds a stake in CureVac, can even help the manufacturing of as much as 100 million doses of CureVac’s first technology Covid-19 vaccine candidate in 2021, they mentioned.
For GSK, the world’s largest vaccine maker by gross sales, it marks a recent try to play a related function in preventing the pandemic after a Covid-19 alliance with Sanofi was hobbled by improvement delays and after the same collaboration with China’s Clover Biopharmaceuticals was ended.