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Berlin: The European Commission (EC) is planning to order 200 million doses of a possible Covid-19 vaccine from the German pharmaceutical firm BioNTech SE and US agency Pfizer, in line with a press release.

The proposed settlement additionally consists of an choice to buy a further 100 million doses of the investigational BNT162 vaccine candidate for member states of the European Union (EU), Xinhua information company quoted the businesses as saying within the assertion on Wednesday.

“We are pleased to have concluded exploratory discussions with the European Commission, which would be our largest initial order to date,” stated Ugur Sahin, CEO and co-founder of BioNTech.

The vaccines for the EU could be produced at BioNTech’s services in Germany in addition to Pfizer’s manufacturing website in Belgium, in line with the businesses.

Deliveries of the potential Covid-19 vaccine are deliberate to begin by the tip of 2020.

“We have activated our supply chain, most importantly our site in Belgium, and are starting to manufacture so that our vaccine would be available as soon as possible, if our clinical trials prove successful and regulatory approval is granted,” stated Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer.

The supply schedules are topic to the continued scientific trials.

A world examine on the potential vaccine with as much as 30,000 members already began in July.

“The Phase 2/3 trial enrolment to date has exceeded 25,000 participants with a second dose underway,” the businesses famous.

BioNTech and Pfizer are aiming to file for regulatory approval for BNT162b2 in October if the present scientific examine on the potential Covid-19 vaccine proved profitable.

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, stated that she was blissful to announce that “we have concluded talks with BioNTech-Pfizer for an initial purchase of 200 million doses of future coronavirus vaccines”.

“This is the sixth pharma company with which we have concluded talks or signed an agreement for potential vaccines, in record time,” she stated in a press release on Wednesday.

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