Vaccine plant - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Vaccine plant

Posted:

One of the lessons learned during the H1N1 pandemic is the U.S. needs a faster way to develop flu vaccines.

But steps are being taken to make that happen.

Novartis is opening this cell-based flu vaccine plant in North Carolina.

It will be able to make 150-million doses in six months, without the use of eggs.

The plant is still a few years away from producing vaccine, and cell-based vaccines are not yet approved in the U.S.

Powered by Frankly