After waiting and waiting for a long time, the CEO of Moderna, Stephan Bansal, revealed, on Sunday, the expected price of the Coronavirus vaccine, produced by his company, which has achieved auspicious results in the trial phase, and the world is waiting for its launch within a few weeks.
Basel told the German newspaper “Welt am Sonntag” that “Moderna” will set a price for governments between 25 and 37 dollars for each vaccine dose, depending on the quantity required.
He was quoted as saying: “Our vaccine costs almost the same as the flu vaccine, which ranges between $ 10 and $ 50,” according to “Reuters.”
And last Monday, a European Union official, who is involved in the talks with the company, said that the European Commission wants to reach an agreement with “Moderna” to buy millions of doses of the vaccine, at a price less than 25 dollars a dose.
Moderna revealed that its experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing Coronavirus, based on temporary data on clinical trials that have reached a late stage. Thus, the American company has become the second developer to provide results that far exceeded expectations, after Pfizer and its partner, Biotech.
The European Union has been holding talks with “Moderna” about its experimental vaccine for Coronavirus, at least since last July, according to “Reuters.”