Institut Pasteur inks deal with MedInstill for bottling of Covid-19 vaccines

SENEGAL – Senegal’s Institut Pasteur of Dakar (IPD) has reached a deal with US company MedInstill for the bottling of Covid-19 shots, an EU document shows, marking a step to becoming a fully-fledged maker of coronavirus vaccines for Africa. The European Union is a major financial backer of the project which aims to enable IPD to manufacture 300 million Covid-19 vaccines a year and reduce Africa’s reliance on imported vaccines. IPD, however, has yet to secure a partnership with a Covid vaccine patent holder to produce shots. African countries have…

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