Novavax selects PolyPeptide to manufacture critical component of COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax has selected CDMO PolyPeptide Group to manufacture a critical component of its novel coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373.

NVX-CoV2373 is a stable, prefusion protein made using Novavax’ proprietary nanoparticle technology.

PolyPeptide Group will produce two key intermediates used in the production of Matrix-M, the adjuvant component of the vaccine, which is being used to enhance the vaccine’s immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies.

“The experience and expertise that PolyPeptide applies for the production of peptides, is ideally suited for the production of our key intermediate components of Matrix-M™,” said Novavax Senior Vice President, Process Technology, Timothy J. Hahn.

“The PolyPeptide Group is an important strategic partner in expanding our commercial supply chain of adjuvant for our vaccines.”

Group Commercial Director, Neil Thompson, added: “PolyPeptide is delighted to be supporting Novavax’ global supply chain to enable the large-scale production of Novavax’ saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant across our facility network.

“Our Global organisation is engaged with Novavax to successfully fight this global pandemic.”

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