Pharma industry contract manufacturer Exelead recently announced that it has delivered its first precursor batch of Prizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, produced at its recently expanded facility in Indianapolis.
Exelead plans to add 50 jobs to help it meet COVID-19 vaccine demand.
“We are extremely proud to be part of the manufacture of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, knowing our work has the potential to help millions of people,” said Exelead CEO John Rigg said in a news release. “As a leader in complex drug manufacturing, Exelead is committed to leveraging our manufacturing capabilities and years of experience to help support the supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and increase the number of doses available.”
Kevin Nepveux, VP of Pfizer Global Supply, added that contract manufacturer support is one way the pharmaceutical giant has ramped up manufacturing capabilities to produce more COVID-19 vaccine doses.