BARDA exercises option for supply of additional smallpox vaccine

 Bavarian Nordic A/S have announced that the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has exercised the final USD 12 million option remaining under the USD 202 million order for JYNNEOS (Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Non-replicating) awarded in April 2020.

This option covers the supply of additional liquid-frozen JYNNEOS doses which will be manufactured in the Company’s new fill and finish facility during 2021. In addition, the total contract of USD 202 million for procurement includes manufacturing of bulk vaccine, which is revenue recognized in the years 2020-2022. 

Paul Chaplin, President and CEO of Bavarian Nordic said: “Our contracts with BARDA have been foundational for the establishment of a sustainable manufacturing and supply of critical vaccines for protecting the United States of America. This year, we are launching operations in our newly established fill and finish plant, which enables us to bring the final step of commercial manufacturing of JYNNEOS in-house as the first product on the line, marking a significant milestone in our long-standing partnership with the U.S. government.”

The contents of this announcement do not affect the company’s expectations for the financial results for 2021.

This project has been supported in part with federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, under Contract No. HHSO100201700019C.

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