Pfizer announces agreement with Gilead to manufacture remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19

August 07, 2020 – Pfizer Inc. (New York, NY) announced a multi-year agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to manufacture and supply Gilead’s investigational antiviral remdesivir, as one of multiple external manufacturing organizations supporting efforts to scale up supply of the investigational treatment for COVID-19. Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer will provide contract manufacturing services at Pfizer’s facility in McPherson, Kansas, to manufacture and supply remdesivir for Gilead.

In March, Pfizer launched a five-point plan, which called on all members of the innovation ecosystem to commit to work together in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From the beginning it was clear that no one company or innovation would be able to bring an end to the COVID-19 crisis. Pfizer’s agreement with Gilead is an excellent example of members of the innovation ecosystem working together to deliver medical solutions,” said Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO. “Together, we are more powerful than alone. As one of the largest manufacturers of vaccines, biologics and sterile injectables, it is a privilege to offer our expertise and infrastructure to help fight this pandemic. In that spirit, we are pleased that Gilead is using our manufacturing capacity to help facilitate supply of this medicine to patients as quickly as possible.”

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