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Rwanda Breaks Ground on Africa’s First mRNA Vaccine Factory

German vaccine manufacturer BioNTech and the Rwandan government have offically begun construction on Africa's first mRNA vaccine factory in Kigali, the country's capital. The announcement came on Thursday. The African continent is the world's least vaccinated region against COVID-19, with...

Moderna to Build its First African Vaccine Plant in Kenya Worth $500M

Massachusetts, US-based biotechnology and pharmaceuticals firm Moderna is set to build a manufacturing facility in Kenya to produce mRNA vaccines, including those for COVID-19. The facility is set to be Moderna's first manufacturing plant in Africa with the company expected...

Pfizer Vaccines Are Safe & Effective for Children 5 – 11, says Study

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to be safe and generate a "robust" antibody response in children ages 5 to 11, according to Pfizer who performed a highly anticipated trial to confirm if the jabs were safe for...

FDA Grants “Full Approval” to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, its very first full approval for any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Following the approval, the Pfizer jab will now be marketed as "Comirnaty", a two-dose...

South Africa to Produce Over 100 Million Pfizer Vaccines A Year

Pharmaceutical heavyweights Pfizer and BioNTech have agreed to partner with South Africa's Biovac Institute to produce their COVID-19 vaccines at a facility in Cape Town. First announced on Wednesday, this deal will see more than 100-million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19...

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Proven ‘Less Effective’ Against South African Virus

A lab study by Pfizer and BioNTech has shown that its COVID-19 vaccine has proven 'less effective' against the South African variant by producing "lower levels of neutralizing antibodies". According to Bloomberg, the results are "part of tests of its...
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Novus Holdings Invests R55 Million in AI Innovation Company

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