CAPE TOWN, South Africa is hosting the first COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing plant on the continent where jabs will be produced from start to finish.
The name of the company to do that is Nants-SA facility located in Cape Town.
The plant is “an initiative by the US-based, South African-born biotech billionaire Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong.”
It aims to start producing the vaccines within a year and to make a billion doses annually by 2025.
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa joined the billionaire at the launch of the facility. Ramphosa stressed that the facility is a gamechanger relative to Africa’s vaccine sufficiency.
South Africa has other vaccine manufacturing companies but they are largely assembly points unlike the Nants-SA facility.
Source: Nam News Network