Fujifilm signs manufacturing contract with VLP Therapeutics for COVID-19 vaccine candidate

On Thursday, in a statement Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp said, it has signed a manufacturing contract with U.S.-based VLP Therapeutics for manufacturing a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a statement both companies said, “Fujifilm will use its manufacturing facilities and infrastructure to handle development of the vaccine for clinical trials”.

VLP’s RNA-based vaccine candidate was selected for funding by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development.

Ert h least decade, Fujifilm has increasingly drifted towards healthcare from its traditional photography and office solutions businesses.

Last month, it concluded a successful Phase-3 clinical trial of its Avigan drug for use in COVID-19 patients.

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