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W. Mich. company commits to increasing monkeypox vaccine supply

Vaccine manufacturing line
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
Vaccine manufacturing line

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing will manufacture the monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS

Grand Rapids-based Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing has entered into an agreement with drugmaker Bavarian Nordic to fill and finish the Denmark based vaccine company’s smallpox/monkepox vaccine. In an effort to increase the domestic supply, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Biomedical Advance Research and Development Authority helped broker the deal.

GRAM recently completed the installation of two new fill lines, bringing its capacity to three. One of those lines is dedicated to manufacturing the smallpox/monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS

Tom Ross is President and CEO of GRAM. He said, “We are happy to play our part and are proud to be in a position to support Bavarian Nordic and the U.S. Government with the monkeypox outbreak response. GRAM is putting forth all efforts possible to accelerate the manufacturing of the vaccine.”

In 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense through Operation Warp Speed selected Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing to deliver Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.
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