Fujifilm and Texas A&M Are Ready to Mass Produce a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine


A Division of our favorite photography company Fujifilm stands ready to mass manufacture a Coronavirus vaccine with Texas A&M when one is ready for distribution. There has been some progress towards a vaccine, but trials will take a while. This pandemic is hitting photographers and videographers particularly hard, so it is nice to know Fujifilm is doing everything they can to help during this global slowdown so that we can all get back to doing what we love.

Press Release
Three State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facilities Only Need an Order from U.S. Government

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System is beginning to get questions about the status of its vaccine manufacturing capabilities. You may attribute this statement to me:

“The Texas A&M University System completed the construction of two new facilities and the retrofitting of a third site on time and on budget in 2017. The System and its subcontractor, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), are ready to respond to an order from the federal government to manufacture vaccines. To date, the System has received no federal order.

“FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) owns and operates the facilities, capable of manufacturing a wide range of vaccines and therapeutic products. This means the facilities and a trained workforce are able to respond quickly as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is developed and safely tested.”

FDB officials echoed the Texas A&M System’s statement:

“FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) is utilizing its network of leading scientists, engineers and production facilities in both Europe and the USA, including those located in College Station, Texas to manufacture clinical material in short order to support the global efforts to control COVID-19. FDB stands ready to support United States government efforts to respond to the manufacture of a COVID-19 vaccine.”

via Texas A&M

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