June 16, 2024


Passion For Business

Runners and riders in the Covid vaccine race

Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna have gained approval for their Covid vaccines from the British isles regulator and the jabs are by now remaining rolled out. But what about the other vaccine candidates and how quickly will they occur to sector?

Our listing provides a snapshot of what the vaccine landscape seems to be like.

The life sciences industry’s response to the pandemic has been unparalleled each in terms of the speed at which it has designed vaccines and its willingness to collaborate with rivals. That has resulted in 237 potential vaccines, of which 64 are in human medical trials.

Which is good news as, in the vaccines business there is normally no “one-size-matches-all” solution, with different countries demanding different sorts of vaccines primarily based on a array of variables like weather, land mass and demography. In other terms: there is plenty of home in the sector for more than one vaccine.

Covid vaccines authorised by the British isles


British isles approval date: December 2, 2020

Doses: two

Efficacy: 90pc +

Variety: mRNA

Doses marketed or pre-ordered globally: The whole sum is undisclosed, but we know it has 300m on purchase from the EU and 200m from the US, which, collectively with the British isles, brings the whole to 540m

Doses procured by the British isles: 40m

Production ability: Up to 2bn doses this year