Victoria’s acting prime minister, James Merlino, said Melbourne is one of the three major cities of medical research and biotechnology, and the state has announced an agreement to produce millions of mRNA vaccines annually. ..
The federal government has signed a contract with Moderna to build a plant that will produce 25 million doses, including booster shots, each year from 2024.
“This is a big announcement,” Merlino said at a media conference on Tuesday.
“This is one of the three major cities in Boston, London and Melbourne for medical research and biotechnology.”
He has at least 30,000 jobs in medical research and biotechnology across industries, universities and laboratories across Melbourne and Victoria, and 40% of the country’s medical and biotechnology companies are based in Melbourne. Said.
“So this is a great announcement and a logical place to do it.”
Melbourne is one of the three “great major cities” of medical research and biotechnology