J&J put in charge of plant that ruined millions of doses of vaccine

April 6, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (J&J) (New Brunswick, NJ) was put in charge by the Biden administration of a Baltimore contract plant that ruined 15 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. The change came in response to the disclosure that Emergent (Gaithersburg, MD), a manufacturing partner to both AstraZeneca (United Kingdom) and J&J, accidentally mixed up the ingredients from the two different vaccines, forcing regulators to delay authorization of the plant’s production lines. AstraZeneca will work with the Biden administration to find a different site. In the past, the FDA had a rule to prevent such mix-ups by not allowing a facility to make two live viral vector vaccines.

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