The PolyPeptide Group, a global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for Peptide, Peptidomimetic and other Drug Substances, has announced that it has partnered with Novavax Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX), a late-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, on large-scale GMP production of a critical component of Novavax’ novel coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373. PolyPeptide Group will produce two key intermediates used in the production of Matrix-M™, the adjuvant component of the vaccine, which is being used to enhance the vaccine’s immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. NVX-CoV2373 is a stable, prefusion protein made using Novavax’ proprietary nanoparticle technology.
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