NSW plans to manufacture the key technology used to make Covid-19 vaccines

How Australia's top minds are preparing to build a plant to make the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines on home soil NSW planning to build the capability to make mRNA vaccines for the future Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines use this tech unlike maligned AstraZeneca Pilot program will take at least a year and whole project estimated $250 million

By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 08:38 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 08:38 BST, 4 May 2021

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Australia's top scientists and politicians have teamed up to set up a manufacturing plant for mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday met with the state's chief scientist to discuss plans to build Australia's first RNA manufacturing facility.

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The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines both use mRNA technology but Australia has no capacity to make the jabs itself, leaving the country dependent on overseas production.

Making mRNA vaccines took on more importance since Australia's plan to immunise the population with locally-made AstraZeneca vaccnine was scuttled by the jab's link to a

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