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Fujifilm to supply Novavax with key part of COVID vaccine

Japanese group ties up with US biotech company for late-stage trial

A Novavax COVID-19 candidate vaccine is administered to patients in a Phase 1 clinical trial in this image from Australian Broadcasting Corp. (Photo courtesy of Novavax)

TOKYO -- Fujifilm Holdings will supply an active ingredient for late-stage testing of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by U.S.-based Novavax, the Japanese company said Friday.

Subsidiary Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is already producing the bulk drug substance for the vaccine candidate at a plant in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

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