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Bavarian Nordic, the small Danish laboratory manufacturing the only monkeypox vaccine

2022-08-12T16:57:52.419Z

DECRYPTION - Orders from biotech are pouring in from all over the world. At the headquarters of Bavarian Nordic, near Copenhagen, the activity has never been so intense. Since the World Health Organization (WHO) in July declared the monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern”, its highest level of alert, orders have been pouring in from around the world. entire. The small Danish biotech is in fact the only supplier in the world of the vaccin



At the headquarters of Bavarian Nordic, near Copenhagen, the activity has never been so intense.

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) in July declared the monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern”, its highest level of alert, orders have been pouring in from around the world. entire.

The small Danish biotech is in fact the only supplier in the world of the vaccine against this disease.

3rd generation vaccine, it is safer than its predecessors, and

“85% effective against monkeypox

”, explains Rolf Sass Sorensen, vice-president of Bavarian Nordic.

This means that 85 people vaccinated out of 100 will be protected against the disease.

We also tested it in Africa.”

Bavarian Nordic, which employs 850 people, plans to deliver at least 2 million doses this year.

“Luckily, we had them in stock when the epidemic started in May

”, underlines Rolf Sass Sorensen.

But this is not enough to meet the explosion in demand.

Some…

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Source: lefigaro

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