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BioNTech to soon start mRNA vaccine factory construction in Rwanda

BioNTech to soon start mRNA vaccine factory construction in Rwanda

reuters.com · 06/09/2022 08:48
BioNTech to soon start mRNA vaccine factory construction in Rwanda

- COVID-19 vaccine maker BioNTech 22UAy.DE said construction of an mRNA vaccine factory to serve Africa would start on June 23 in Rwanda.

The groundbreaking ceremony in the capital city of Kigali, is to be attended by Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, further heads of states as well as representatives from the African Union, the European Union, and the World Health Organization, the biotech firm said in a statement.

The German company's modular factory elements, to be assembled in Africa to so-called BioNTainers, would be delivered to the construction site by the end of 2022, it added.


(Reporting by Ludwig Burger
Editing by Madeline Chambers)

((ludwig.burger@thomsonreuters.com; +49 30 220133634;))