FDA Approves First U.S. Facility to Produce Seasonal Flu Vaccine With Cell-Based Technology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first facility in the United States to manufacture seasonal influenza vaccine using cell-based technology, according to the HHS.

That facility is located in Holly Springs, N.C., and is owned by Novartis of Basel, Switzerland. It can now manufacture cell-based vaccine against seasonal as well as pandemic influenza viruses.

With the approval of manufacturing in the Holly Springs facility, the capacity for seasonal influenza vaccine production in the United States can increase by at least 50 million doses.

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