A popular headlines on the pharma news was CSL Biotherapies award of $1.5billion from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to supply pre-pandemic and pandemic vaccine antigens and related services to the U.S. national stockpile
Under the terms of the contract, the U.S. Government may request CSL Biotherapies to manufacture and store bulk antigen that can be used against influenza strains with pandemic potential as was further reported in the pharma news.
The contract has a maximum potential value of $1,511,407,737.78 if all optional activities are exercised over the duration of the contract.
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