Vingroup builds mRNA vaccine plant


VGP – Vingroup, Viet Nam’s leading private conglomerate, is building a plant to produce Covid-19 vaccines under the technology transfer by the US-based Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc.

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The plant run by Vingroup’s Vinbiocare Biotechnology JSC is expected to churn out the first batch of mRNA vaccines in August for clinical trials.

The facility will produce mRNA vaccines capacity 100-200 million doses per year.

Located in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Thach That District, Ha Noi, the plant is designed to have a capacity of 100-200 million doses per year.

It is one of few construction projects allowed when Ha Noi is practicing 15-day social distancing rules 

Vingroup funded VND20 billion (US$869,000) for the Health Ministry-run Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (IVAC) to develop Covid-19 vaccine candidates.

The group has also made ventilators under the support of the US-based Medtronic for domestic consumption and export. It has donated more than 3,200 VSmart VFS-410 and VFS-510 ventilators for the Ministry of Health./.

By Kim Loan