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Bengaluru, NFAPost: ABEC, a leading global provider of integrated solutions and services for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, today announced it is supporting Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. (SIIPL) in Pune, India by delivering six 4,000L CSR bioreactors for the manufacturing of Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine candidate, NVX‑CoV2373.

Serum Institute, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by the number of doses, will utilize ABEC’s single-use technologies to advance a global supply of NVX‑CoV2373 throughout India and low- and middle-income countries.

Serum Institute’s new facility will be the largest single-use bioreactor-based vaccine manufacturing line in the world. ABEC’s 4,000L CSR single-use bioreactors are the largest in the industry by a factor of two, allowing Serum Institute to double productivity per unit floorspace and achieve the lowest possible cost per dose.

Leveraging its global presence, ABEC is manufacturing the single-use bioreactors and disposable containers (DC) in its US and Ireland facilities to meet Serum Institute’s accelerated schedule. ABEC’s multi-site global ISO-7 cleanrooms ensure a robust supply chain with the industry’s shortest DC lead times, enabling Serum Institute to begin production in early 2021.

“We are proud to be a part of Serum Institute’s urgent work to supply the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine,” said Scott Pickering, ABEC President and CEO. “This critical project exemplifies and is enabled by all of the core values that ABEC is built on – integrity, credibility, knowledge leadership, flexibility, and long-term commitment.”

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