Sanofi, Glaxo advance talks to supply up to 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Europe: companies

FILE PHOTO: Sanofi logo is seen in Paris

(Reuters) – Sanofi SA <SASY.PA> and GlaxoSmithKline Plc <GSK.L> on Friday said they are in advanced discussions with the European Commission to supply up to 300 million doses of the drugmakers’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

The doses would be manufactured in European countries including France, Belgium, Germany and Italy.

Sanofi is leading the clinical development of the vaccine and expects to launch a pivotal trial by the end of this year.

(This story corrects typographical error in headline to “doses” instead of “does”)

(Reporting By Deena Beasley; editing by Grant McCool)

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