Entrepreneur and Aspen founder Stephen Saad feels vindicated in his quest to expand and build the sterile capacity that allows him to produce Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine on the African continent.

Saad told investors during the pharma group’s first-half results webinar that its Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) production facility was built with vaccines in mind. As a result, no adjustments to the manufacturing site have been necessary, in contrast with other plants abroad that have had to retool their facilities to make Covid-19 vaccines...

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