ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI), a leading global provider of advanced drug development and manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has signed a supply agreement with AstraZeneca to support the manufacture of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate AZD1222, intended to protect against the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus.
On May 21, 2020, AstraZeneca announced it had received more than $1B from the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for the development, production and delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing in cooperation with University of Oxford.
AMRI has been chosen to contribute to the supply of the vaccine candidate through sterile fill/finish of AZD1222 at AMRI’s drug product manufacturing facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The COVID-19 vaccine program will take advantage of the facility’s cGMP manufacturing capacity to potentially produce millions of doses of AZD1222 annually. Preparations for this program have begun at the Albuquerque facility, and both organizations are committed to delivering on unprecedented manufacturing timelines.
“AMRI is proud to partner with AstraZeneca in pursuit of a vaccine that could protect people against the coronavirus pandemic,” said John Ratliff, CEO, AMRI. “Our experience in drug product fill/finish will enable timely manufacturing to make the vaccine available as soon as possible to advance bringing life-changing medicines to market.”
AMRI, a contract research development and manufacturing organization, partners with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. AMRI’s team combines scientific expertise and market-leading technology to provide a complete suite of solutions in discovery, development, analytical services, and API and drug product manufacturing. www.amriglobal.com