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Merck KGaA Exec On Gearing For mRNA Prime Time, De-Risking Manufacturing

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Benoit Opsomer, vice-president and head of bioprocessing, Asia Pacific, Merck Life Science, tells Scrip in an interview how recent targeted CDMO buyouts put the German group in pole position with services across the mRNA value chain, even as it supports global players such as BioNTech. Striking multi-country expansion of manufacturing footprint, including in China, is also underway amid rising demand for biopharma single-use assemblies.

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