The vaccination drive for Covid 19 has been started across the globe. Vaccines have been developed and manufactured by a lot of companies around the world. Below are the top companies which are involved in the development and manufacturing of Covid vaccines.
Pfizer is an American based pharmaceutical company. It was founded in the year 1984 and has its headquarters in New York. Pfizer is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical company. The company develops and manufactures vaccines and medicines for a wide range of medical disciplines.
Pfizer is in the process of development and manufacturing of mRNA vaccine for Covid 19.
Astra Zeneca is a British-Swedish multinational biotechnology and pharmaceutical company. The company has its headquarters in Cambridge, England and was founded in the year 1999. Astra Zeneca has a portfolio of products for major diseases in areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, infection, respiratory, etc.
Astra Zeneca is well known for its involvement in developing the Oxford-Astra Zeneca Covid 19 vaccines.
Serum Institute of India
Serum Institute of India is an Indian Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology company. It is the largest manufacturer of Vaccines around the globe. The company was founded in 1966 by Cyrus Poonawalla and is based in Pune, India. Adar Poonawalla is the Chairman, President, and CEO of the company.
Serum Institute of India has tied up with Astra Zeneca which is a pharmaceutical company. The company has released a vaccine called Covishield.
Bharath Biotech International Limited is an Indian company which deals with biotechnology. The company has its headquarters in Hyderabad, India. The company is involved in drug development, manufacture of vaccines, drug discovery, bio-therapeutics, healthcare products, and pharmaceuticals.
It has partnered with the state-run Indian Council of Medical research in developing a vaccine against Covid-19 called as COVAXIN.
Moderna is a an American-based biotechnology and pharmaceutical company. The company has its headquarters in Cambridge. The company focuses on discovery of drugs, development of drugs and vaccine technologies.
Moderna is in the process of developing mRNA vaccine for Covid 19.
BioNTech is the short form for Biopharmaceutical New Technologies. It is a German based biotechnology company which has its headquarters in Mainz Germany. The company was founded in the year 2008.
BioNTech is also in the process of developing mRNA vaccine for Covid 19.
Novavax is an American based Pharmaceutical company which is involved in the manufacturing of vaccines. The company was founded in the year 1987 and is located in Gaithersburg United States.
Novavax is in the process of development and manufacturing NVX-CoV2373 which is a vaccine for Covid 19.
Sinovac Biotech Ltd is a Chinese based biotechnology company. The company was founded in the year 1999 which is located in Beijing, China. The company focuses in the research and development, commercialization and manufacturing of vaccines which will protect against human infectious diseases.
Sinovac Biotech Ltd is in the process of development and manufacturing of CoronaVac which is a vaccine for Covid 19.
CanSino Biologics is a Chinese vaccine company. The company was founded in the year 2009 and is headquartered in Tianjin, China. The company is in the process of development and manufacturing of Ad5-nCOV which is a vaccine for Covid 19.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational corporation. The company was founded in the year 1886 and has its headquarters in New Jersey, New York. It focuses on developing medical devices, consumer packaged goods and pharmaceuticals.
Johnson & Johnson is in the process of developing Ad26.COV2.S which is a type of vaccine for Covid 19.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals is an American based biotechnology company. It was found in the year 1983 and has its headquarters in Pennsylvania. It focuses on the development, discovery and commercialization of synthetic DNA products. The products are used for treating Cancer and infectious diseases.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals is in the process of developing INO-4800 which is a DNA based plasmid Covid 19 vaccine.
R-Pharm is an international pharmaceutical company. It has its headquarters in Russia. The company was founded in the year 2001 by Alexey Repik. The company concentrates on areas which include research, development, production and marketing of drugs which is primarily on inpatient and medical care.
Their main focus is on activities such as production of finished dosage forms, research and development of drugs and technologies, introduction to Russian market of pharmaceuticals, etc.
In December 2020, the company had got into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Astra Zeneca in the manufacturing of Oxford Astra Zeneca Covid-19 Vaccine.
BIOCAD is a Russian based pharmaceutical company. The company has its headquarters in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The company has offices in Belarus, India, China, Brazil and even United States. It is said that 40% of the company’s employees are scientists.
The company focuses on discovering, developing and manufacturing vertically integrated drugs. The company has around 50 products in its portfolio. BIOCAD is currently developing a mRNA vaccine for Covid-19.
Pharmasyntez is a Russian based Pharmaceutical company. The company was founded in the year 1997 in Irkutsk. The first factory of the company was opened in the year 1999.
The company has more than 50 products in its portfolio. The company also supplies medicines to the largest pharmaceutical distributors in Russia. It is one of the top 3 fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in Russia.
Pharmasyntez is expected to start the production of Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V.
Is India exporting Covid vaccine?
Indian government has decided not to ban the commercial export of Covid-19 vaccines by the two manufacturers based in India, for now.
Who issued the official name of COVID-19?
The official names COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 were issued by the WHO on 11 February 2020.
Is the US using AstraZeneca vaccine?
AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine has not yet been rolled out in the U.S. as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only authorized the use of vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
These are the top companies in the world that is involved in the manufacturing and development of Covid 19 vaccines.