Moderna said on Tuesday it will cut production of mRNA drug substance for its COVID-19 vaccine at Lonza’s facility in Switzerland this quarter as part of a plan to align manufacturing of the shots with lower post-pandemic demand.
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The U.S. company had announced last week it was in talks with its partners that fill vials and syringes globally to downsize vaccine production.
A bottle containing multiple doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at the Hausaerzte Hegibachplatz doctors office as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues, in Zurich, Switzerland Jan. 28, 2021. (REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File photo)
Moderna expects to absorb the demand currently supported by Lonza at its internal manufacturing site at Norwood in Massachusetts for 2024-25, the company said.