South Carolina pharma firm to provide single-dose COVID vaccine syringes

Fox Business | Nov 20, 2020 at 2:25 PM
  • A South Carolina pharmaceutical company has been subcontracted to produce millions of single-dose prefilled syringes intended for administering COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The Ritedose Corp. announced Thursday that it has been selected as a subcontractor to ApiJect, which was retained by the Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human Services to find an alternative to glass vials, which are more expensive and take longer to produce.
  • ApiJect also was approved for a $590 million federal loan from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation to build a 185-acre manufacturing campus, called the Gigafactory, in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, the (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier reported.