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Oxford Biomedica to boost production of AstraZeneca vaccine later this year

19 May 2021
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Oxford Biomedica plc, the leading gene and cell therapy group which is manufacturing the AstraZeneca vaccine at its Oxford facility, is to boost production of the vaccine in the second half of the year.

Following successful manufacture of large-scale batches of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine, AstraZeneca has committed to an increase in the number of batches required from Oxford Biomedica in the second half of 2021. As a result of this, Oxford Biomedica Group has doubled its revenue forecasts from  in excess of £50 million to in excess of £100 million.

John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Biomedica, said: “Everyone involved with production of the COVID-19 Vaccine can be truly proud of their achievement in manufacturing batches of vaccine from our Oxbox manufacturing facility. We are delighted to be a key supplier of the vaccine and  the Group is proud to be part of this  world-leading vaccination project that is saving many lives.”


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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