Development of vaccine for COVID-19 by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

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Information and reports on the development of a vaccine to tackle the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by the pharmaceutical companies Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

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Sanofi and GSK announced on 14 April 2020 they had signed a letter of intent to develop an adjuvanted vaccine for COVID-19, using innovative technology from both companies.

The joint venture announced on 29 July 2020 they had agreed to supply the United Kingdom with up to 60 million doses of the potential vaccine. This was followed by an announcement by the European Commission on 31 July that exploratory talks had been concluded with Sanofi-GSK to also purchase the potential vaccine,  in the context of its EU Strategy for COVID-19 vaccines. The contractual framework would be in place for the purchase of 300 million doses on behalf of the European Union's Member States, once a vaccine was proven to be safe and effective against the virus. An agreement was also reached with the United States for the provision of a vaccine.

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The Guardian, 14/04/2020: GSK and Sanofi join forces to work on coronavirus vaccine https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/14/gsk-and-sanofi-join-forces-to-work-on-coronavirus-vaccine
The Local (France), 14/05/2020: France slams pharma giant Sanofi for saying US will get first access to coronavirus vaccine https://www.thelocal.fr/20200514/france-slams-pharma-giant-for-promising-coronavirus-vaccine-to-the-us
Reuters, 23/06/2020: Sanofi eyes approval of COVID-19 vaccine by first half of 2021 https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN23U0JN
Bloomberg, 17/07/2020: EU, Sanofi Talks on Covid-19 Vaccine Aim for Supply Next Year https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-17/eu-sanofi-talks-on-covid-19-vaccine-aim-for-supply-next-year
Times of Malta, 29/07/2020: UK signs up for Sanofi-GSK coronavirus vaccine https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/uk-signs-up-for-sanofi-gsk-coronavirus-vaccine.808122
BBC News, 29/07/2020: Coronavirus vaccine: UK signs deal with GSK and Sanofi https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53577637
The Independent (UK), 29/07/2020: Coronavirus vaccine: Government signs new deal with Sanofi and GSK for 60m doses of potential jab https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-vaccine-latest-glaxosmithkline-sanofi-pasteur-gsk-a9643151.html
Euronews, 31/07/2020: Coronavirus: EU says it struck deal with Sanofi for 300 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/31/coronavirus-eu-strikes-vaccine-deal-with-sanofi-to-reserve-300-million-doses
Forbes, 31/07/2020: U.S. To Spend $2.1 Billion On GlaxoSmithKline-Sanofi Covid-19 Vaccine https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrasternlicht/2020/07/31/us-to-spend-21-billion-on-glaxosmithkline-sanofi-covid-19-vaccine/#6989d2ba4720
Politico, 31/07/2020: U.S. government awards $2.1B to Sanofi-GSK coronavirus vaccine https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/31/sanofi-glaxosmithkline-coronavirus-vaccine-389428
Deutsche Welle, 01/08/2020: EU strikes deal with Sanofi for supply of potential COVID-19 vaccine https://p.dw.com/p/3gFem
RFI News, 01/08/2020: EU to buy 300 million doses of France's Sanofi's potential Covid-19 vaccine https://www.rfi.fr/en/business/20200801-eu-to-buy-300-million-doses-of-france-s-sanofi-s-potential-covid-19-vaccine
RTL News, 02/08/2020: Sanofi, GSK reach virus vaccine deals with US, EU https://today.rtl.lu/news/science-and-environment/a/1558233.html

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Sanofi: Sanofi’s Response in the Fight against COVID-19 https://www.sanofi.com/en/about-us/our-stories/sanofi-s-response-in-the-fight-against-covid-19
GSK: Resource Centre: GSK actions to support the global response to COVID-19 https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/resource-centre/our-contribution-to-the-fight-against-2019-ncov/
Sanofi: Press Release, 14/04/2020: Sanofi and GSK to join forces in unprecedented vaccine collaboration to fight COVID-19 https://www.sanofi.com/en/media-room/press-releases/2020/2020-04-14-13-00-00
GSK: Resource Centre, 14/04/2020: Sanofi and GSK join forces to fight COVID-19 https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/resource-centre/our-contribution-to-the-fight-against-2019-ncov/sanofi-and-gsk-join-forces-to-fight-covid-19/
United Kingdom Government: Department of Business: Press Release, 29/07/2020: Government further boosts chances of UK receiving COVID-19 vaccine https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-further-boosts-chances-of-uk-receiving-covid-19-vaccine
European Commission: Press Release, 31/07/2020: Coronavirus: Commission concludes talks to secure future coronavirus vaccine for Europeans https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1439
GSK: Press Release, 31/07/2020: Sanofi and GSK in advanced discussions with European Union to supply up to 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/press-releases/sanofi-and-gsk-in-advanced-discussions-with-european-union-to-supply-up-to-300-million-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine/

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