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Ramaphosa was launching this earlier on Wednesday

A South African-born entrepreneur and scientist doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong, along with president Cyril Ramaphosa launched the NantSA vaccine manufacturing campus on Wednesday.

Cape Town based vaccine manufacturing hub will see South Africa produce dual antigen Covid-19 vaccines from start to finish. Soon-Shiong, along with Ramaphosa launched the NantSA vaccine manufacturing campus on Wednesday.

This Covid-19 vaccine targets both the mutations prone spike protein of the virus, as well as its nucleocapsid protein. Current vaccines target only the spike protein on the surface of the Covid-19.

Dr Soon-Shiong said the aim is to produce at least one billion doses by 2025.

"We're comfortable that we can do that and the answer to that is, therefore, therein being the largest south amplifying RNA facility in the world". Ramaphosa said.

Around 400 to 600 people will be employed at the production hub. The project will also go hand-in-hand with a R100 million education and training programme in biotechnology and life sciences.

Source:

https://ewn.co.za/2022/01/19/new-vaccine-manufacturing-hub-will-see-sa-making-antigen-covid-19-vaccines

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