Ottawa Hospital to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine
Three COVID-19 vaccines will be manufactured at Ottawa’s largest hospital for human clinical trials.
The Ottawa Hospital announced its Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre (BMC) will fill a critical gap in Canada’s vaccine manufacturing capacity.
“I think it’s very important that we have the capacity to be able to produce these kinds of products, particularly vaccines in the midst of the pandemic in Canada and be able to have control over that production,” said Dr. Duncan Stewart in an interview with CTV News Ottawa.
The executive vice-president of research at the Ottawa Hospital says the Ottawa Hospital is one of the few hospitals with capacity to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines for human clinical trials.
The first COVID-19 vaccine that the…