The first vaccine factory in Colombia will be in Bogotawill operate under the name of ‘BogotáBio’ and will produce, in principle, three vaccines: influenza, covid 19 and pneumococcus.
This initiative corresponds to a union between the district of Bogotá and the National Government and, as reported Claudia Lopez, mayor of the city, “Bogota contributes $354,000 millions” and will have the support of the Ministries of Science, Technology and Innovation and of Health and Social Protection.
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In this sense, this Monday the memorandum of understanding was signed to strengthen ‘BogotáBio’, which “will facilitate the development of capacities to research, innovate, manufacture, produce, buy, sell, market, distribute, import, export, vaccines and other biological and health technologies“.
🔬 The District and the Nation make an alliance to build the first vaccine factory in the country. Today “BogotáBio” is born, a project structured with the best, from the technical, legal and scientific point of view. pic.twitter.com/KkVjOfai3R
— Ministry of Health Colombia 🇨🇴 (@MinSaludCol) April 10, 2023
In addition, as a commitment to strengthening, they expect the District Administration to award the construction contract for the production plant in December of this year, which would lead to the delivery of the infrastructure in December 2026 and the production of biological.
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From the Ministry of Health they mentioned that the agreement will work for 10 years and “It will outline lines of action in terms of national and district public policy, aimed at recovering pharmaceutical autonomy and health sovereignty, strengthening cooperation in research, promoting the education and training of personnel in the field of manufacturing vaccines and other biologicals. and health technologies“.